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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Woman Stones To Death By Her Own Family

A woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of Lahore High Court yesterday for marrying a man she loved, police said. Nearly 20 members of woman's family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad day light before a crowd of onlookers in front of Lahore high court. Police official told Farzana Parveen, 25, had married Iqbal Butt with whom she had been engaged for years in spite of opposition of her family. Her father had filed an abduction case against her husband. Arranged marriages are norm among majority of Pakistani Muslims, who view love marriages as a transgression.

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