Honor killing or killing honor?

The past two weeks had all the media channels as well as my Facebook news feed flood with the latest buzz that created commotion and ruckus amidst public.The incident truly saddened me.

Qandeel Baloch- A social media sensation and a former Pakistani model, was murdered by her very own brother in the name of ‘honor’.

Living in the 21st century, in spite of several economic and social advancements in the country one certainly cannot deny the existence of some invisible barriers such as –‘honor killing’.

How in the name of God does taking a life reflect honor/pride to anyone?

Human lives are treated so callous in this day and age that they don’t even share the value with those of animals.

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Who defines my life?- Society or belief systems?


It is more appalling to learn that the victim’s brother in his confession video admits that he feels proud in strangling his sister to death as women are meant to stay at home. How insanely inhuman can he be????

It shows we still have men living around us who find themselves to be superior and mighty than women and believes in confining them to the four walls.

The victim’s bold videos might have irked a lot of religious outbursts and protests, but, no religion or belief systems teach us to take away someone’s life. She did not deserve this kind of a fate.

If she has been a disgrace to the society then, her brother has been a disgrace to the mankind!

Such criminals should be given maximum punishment/penalty so that such heinous and illegitimate acts are never executed henceforth. I strongly condemn those too who supports such acts.

A message to all the brothers/fathers/husbands and relatives: There is no honor in the ‘so called’ honor killings. Every woman has the right to choose her likes/dislikes and live her life in the way she aspires to. They are the real architects of the society.

Do not treat her above you, do not treat her below you, at least treat her equal.

Respect women. Respect life. Respect humanity.

29 thoughts on “Honor killing or killing honor?

  1. It’s sad. May her soul rest in peace. But my faith in humanity got restored after watching her father’s interview. He said that she was his best friend, and her death is unfortunate for them and that his son should be hanged (or punished, I don’t remember his exact words).

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  2. Great post!
    Thanks for sharing. I would like to reblog this in a few days.
    One of the things I’m passionate about is to see the end of “Violence against Women and Children”. There’s just so much hate and apathy in this world. It’s so disheartening.


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  3. Reblogged this on Belle Papillon 24/7 and commented:
    I decided to reblog this post because one of my passions is to see the end of violence against women and I strongly believe that “honor killings” should be a thing of the past. This is inhuman and barbaric.

    I believe this woman,Qandeel Baloch, is a change agent, she is an activist, a heroine in her own right. She would have changed the course of history in Pakistan. Well, I guess, even in death, she already set it in motion. Rest in peace…


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  5. Reblogged this on eddaz and commented:
    This is the 21st century, what has honor killing got to do with it. Every woman has the right to choose the way she wants to live her life and not judged by it….sentenced to death for choosing her path…by her own brother?…..it’s ridiculous…

    This was posted on Vinis2blog.

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  6. It’s sad that in 21st century, men in our Pakistani/Indian cultures consider themselves far more superior than women. Their patriarchal mindset doesn’t change even if they’re educated men. I was shocked when I heard about Qandeel. She was so strong and outspoken I never thought anything could happen to her. I hope she rests in peace.

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  7. There is no just cause for any kind of killing. There is no honour in that.Tradition and culture is always the excuse but ultimately we are all part of one race and we must learn to respect everybody in every way if we are to change. Some do not want change but it should inevitable in a progressive and benevolent society. We are all born equal and no matter what man made things are put in place to try and change that we will all die equal. So if we are born equal and we die equal then should it not be our mission in life to live life in between as equal. 🙂

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  8. It’s a catchy title .. applause to that …
    It’s the religion and these brainwashed youth are driven to such atrocities by their own society .. it’s just the factor that made him to kill her sister …

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