“Honor killing”


The bodies of Sunita Devi (L), 21, and her partner Jasbir Singh, 22, lie on the ground after they were killed by villagers in an “honour killing” in Ballah village in the northern Indian state of Haryana May 9, 2008. Growing economic opportunities for young people and lower castes in Haryana have made “love marriages” more common, experts say, and the violent repression of them has risen in tandem as upper caste Jat men fight to hold on to power, status and property. Picture taken May 9, 2008. INDIA-HONOURKILLING/ REUTERS/Stringer¬†

The very first picture in your photo series from the “honor killing” has a date in prominent gold letters in the lower right quadrant, 01/01/2003. Could this be a picture of convenience, and not the actual victims of the topic story? The other photos in the series seem to be authentic. Perhaps the date is a typo?


No, this is the right photo. The 2003 date was the result of the person who took it not having properly set the digital date on the camera: GBU Editor


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What’s honor got to do with it?


P.S. …a rhetorical question…

Posted by Jack | Report as abusive

With a lot of cheaper or older cameras, every time you change the batteries (which can be every 20 shots if you’re using the flash) or even replace the card you have to reset the date and time. Most people don’t bother.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Its Amazing how Today, India is fast progressing towards prosperity, scaling heights as never before.
Yet in the midst of it all, there thrives in Indian society an evil that is both, disheartening and frightening- the ugly spectre of casteism which is unfortunately still rampant in many parts of the country.
In fact, in some states it is so deeply rooted and prevelant in such a strong manner that to fall in love or marry outside one’s caste is considered a crime.

Posted by Neharika | Report as abusive