Some brave woman make a stand against the injustice of inequality.
Yesterday, relatives killed a Pakistani woman outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes. The 30 year old woman died instantly after bricks and sticks were hurled at her.
Correspondents say hundreds of girls and women in Pakistan are killed every year by family members and many more go unreported.
Previously, the woman's parents accused her husband of kidnapping her, and filed a case against him at the High Court. However, she told the police that she had married him of her own accord. Police said the couple had been engaged for a number of years.
When she arrived at the court building for the hearing, about a dozen family members pulled her aside and began to attack the couple. Her husband managed to escape.
If I can understand this, the parents didn't want their daughter to marry this man. Seems a bit late to take legal action. I'm not sure what they hoped to gain.
A police official told Reuters that all the family members escaped after the killing, apart from her father, who has admitted his role in her death.
Under Pakistani law, the victim's family is allowed to forgive the killer. However, in many cases family members are themselves responsible for the killing.
What a tragic end to a tussle of wills. The father will be penalized and his daughter is dead. When will they change their way of thinking?