145 ‘honour killing’ incidents took place in India between 2017-2019, govt tells Lok Sabha

MoS for Home Ajay Mishra said 50 incidents took place in Jharkhand, the highest in India in the two years. A total of 19 incidents occured in Maharashtra and 14 cases in UP.

File photo of Ajay Kumar Mishra | oneindia.com
File photo of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra | oneindia.com

New Delhi: As many as 145 incidents of “honour killing”, including 50 in Jharkhand, took place in the country between 2017 and 2019, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra said this replying to a written question on whether a large number of incidents of honour killing for inter caste and inter-religious marriages have been reported in various parts of the country.

Mishra said 92 incidents of honour killing took place in the country in 2017, 29 in 2018 and 24 in 2019.

The highest 50 honour killings have taken place in Jharkhand between 2017 and 2019, 19 in Maharashtra and 14 in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

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