(courtsey : The Hindu)
......"Samaaj" ke liye yeh murder zaroori tha.......
are the words of uncle of Shubha who was shot in her head by her brother for eloping with her boyfriend. Not only her uncle but the the entire khap in Wazirpur(A village 1 km from the upmarket Ashok Vihar within Delhi) feels that their tradition , honour and caste has to prevail over anything else. They can do anything to keep their caste pride intact, even killing thier own sons , daughters, brothers and sisters.
These murders(the so called honour killings) are indicating towards a very serious trend. These khaps want to save their culture from the intrusion of outer world at any cost. An altogether different society and culture is existing (and growing?) in today's India just like the 'primitive societies' in andaman and Jharkhand..the difference is that this tribe (khaps) wear cloths and speak our own language unlike tribes in Jharkhand and Andaman