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Inde : information sur les crimes d'honneur, y compris leur fréquence, tant dans les régions rurales que dans les régions urbaines; la protection et les services offerts par le gouvernement aux victimes de crimes d'honneur (2009-avril 2013)

9 May 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

India: Honour crimes, including their prevalence in both rural and urban areas; government protection and services offered to victims of honour crimes (2009-April 2013)

9 May 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information about separated or divorced women (who are Punjabi Sikhs) in Punjab. In particular, please provide information about such women being driven to suicide, killed or forced to marry again in order to subsist. 2. Please provide information about domestic violence committed on Punjabi Sikh women in Punjab. 3. What government, non-government and religious services and support are there for women suffering from domestic violence in Punjab? 4. What evidence is there that women are burnt or killed by family members of ex-husbands in Punjab? 5. What information is there about Punjabi Sikh family members of divorced or separated women being shamed themselves in Punjab society? 6. What are the Punjabi laws/customs relating to wives owing debts to husbands/former husbands? 7. What are Punjabi laws that prohibit domestic violence, murder or honour killings among family members in Punjab? 8. Please provide information about the ability or willingness of police in Punjab to enforce such laws and protect women who suffer domestic violence or who might make complaints to the police that they might be murdered by their husband or husband's family members. 9. Please provide information about the ability of Punjabi Sikh women moving outside of Punjab, to live in areas other than Punjab.

3 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information about the ability of law enforcement agencies in India and particularly in Punjab to protect citizens in matters relating to honour killings. 2. Please provide information about the ability of Sikhs to move outside of Punjab, and to live in areas other than Punjab. Is there any information that suggests that if one is educated that he/she will find it easier to resettle outside of Punjab?

26 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Does country information indicate that there have been incidents, or serious threats of 'honour killings' due to inter-religious marriages/engagements in India (specifically between Hindus and Muslims)? 2. Are there incidents, or threats of 'honour killings', due to inter-caste engagements/marriage? 3. If so, is there greater prevalence based on geography and demographics e.g. more in rural or urban areas? Or a greater prevalence in particular provinces (specifically in Andra Pradesh)? 4. Do the authorities in India (and Andra Pradesh) provide protection in any way or persecute offenders? 5. Do such 'honor killings' occur in Pakistan and also countries with a large Diaspora such as the UK?

23 November 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: Please research the Prevention of Atrocities Act enacted in India in 1989 and let me know if it mentions honour killings in consequence of caste marriages. A copy of the Act might be helpful. 2. If the above-mentioned Act does not mention such honour killings, does India have a criminal code or similar that outlaws murder?

6 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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