This is another honour killing story, but this time it's the mothers rather than the fathers doing the killing. The daughters were killed by their widowed mothers because they had eloped with hindu men. Sadly, they chose to return home after their marriages to make peace with their families, and thus met their fate.
One of the mothers is reported as saying, "We killed them because they brought shame to our community. How could they elope with Hindus? They deserved to die. We have no remorse".
Apparently, earlier this week India's Supreme Court recommended the death penalty for honour killings, which it described as "barbaric and feudal".
Like you said. A girl in India can choose between Sprint or Verizon, but not choose her husband. They have arranged marriages but not arranged cell phone carriers.
at least in the U.S. she has legal protection. And if the parents threaten her she CAN have them arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and mental abuse.
remind her of that. its the way she can answer her perents.
"if you so much as threaten me I WILL call the police on you".
I find it incredibly sad and ignorant for people to give more importance to a moldy old book and its archaic rules that cover every moment of their lives, rather than do the right thing and choose their children. "I must kill my own flesh and blood cuz this book talks about a guy we've never seen and can't draw likenesses of, but he said we have to (for following their own hearts and minds)." I'd tell them to shove the book up their asses.