Honor Killing (with video documentary)

An honor killing

family by other members, due to the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family, or has violated the principles of a community or a religion, usually for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their family, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, engaging in non-heterosexual relations or renouncing a faith

The cultural features which lead to honor killings are complex. Honor killings involve violence and fear as a tool of maintaining control. Honor killings are argued to have their origin among nomadic peoples and herdsmen: such populations carry all their valuables with them and risk having them stolen, and do not have proper recourse to law. As a result, inspiring fear, using aggression, and cultivating a reputation for violent revenge in order to protect property is preferred to other behaviors. In societies where there is a weak rule of law, people must build fierce reputations.
In many cultures where honor is of central value, men are sources, or active generators/agents of that honor, while the only effect that women can have on honor is to destroy it. Once the family’s or clan’s honor is considered to have been destroyed by a woman, there is a need for immediate revenge to restore it, in order for the family to avoid losing face in the community. As Amnesty International statement notes:
The regime of honour is unforgiving: women on whom suspicion has fallen are not given an opportunity to defend themselves, and family members have no socially acceptable alternative but to remove the stain on their honour by attacking the woman.
d honor killings is complex. The way through which women in honor-based societies are considered to bring dishonor to men is often through their sexual behavior. Indeed, violence related to female sexual expression has been documented since Ancient Rome, when the pater familias had the right to kill an unmarried sexually active daughter or an adulterous wife. In medieval Europe, early Jewish law mandated stoning for an adulterous wife and her partner.Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, an anthropology professor at Rhode Island College, writes that an act, or even alleged act, of any female sexual misconduct, upsets the moral order of the culture, and bloodshed is the only way to remove any shame brought by the actions and restore social equilibrium.However, the relation between honor and female sexuality is a complicated one, and some authors argue that it is not women’s sexuality per se that is the ‘problem’, but rather women’s self-determination in regard to it, as well as fertility. Sharif Kanaana, professor of anthropology at Birzeit University, says that honor killing is:
A complicated issue that cuts deep into the history of Islamic society. .. What the men of the family, clan, or tribe seek control of in a patrilineal society is reproductive power. Women for the tribe were considered a factory for making men. The honour killing is not a means to control sexual power or behavior. What’s behind it is the issue of fertility, or reproductive power.

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In some cultures, honor killings are considered less serious than other murders simply because they arise from long-standing cultural traditions and are thus deemed appropriate or justifiable.[25] Additionally, according to a poll done by the BBC’s Asian network, 1 in 10 of the 500 young Asians surveyed said they would condone any murder of someone who threatened their family’s honor. Nighat Taufeeq of the women’s resource center Shirkatgah in Lahore, Pakistan says: “It is an unholy alliance that works against women: the killers take pride in what they have done, the tribal leaders condone the act and protect the killers and the police connive the cover-up. The lawyer and human rights activist Hina Jilani says, “The right to life of women in Pakistan is conditional on their obeying social norms and traditions.” A July 2008 Turkish study by a team from Dicle University on honor killings in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, the predominantly Kurdish area of Turkey, has so far shown that little if any social stigma is attached to honor killing. It also comments that the practice is not related to a feudal societal structure, “there are also perpetrators who are well-educated university graduates. Of all those surveyed, 60 percent are either high school or university graduates or at the very least, literate.”. In contemporary times, the changing cultural and economic status of women has also been used to explain the occurrences of honor killings. Women in largely patriarchal cultures who have gained economic independence from their families go against their male-dominated culture. Some researchers argue that the shift towards greater responsibility for women and less for their fathers may cause their male family members to act in oppressive and sometimes violent manners in order to regain authority. This change of culture can also be seen to have an effect in Western cultures such as Britain among South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities where honor killings often arise from women seeking greater independence and adopting seemingly Western values. For women who trace their ancestry back to the Middle East or South Asia, wearing clothes that are considered Western, having a boyfriend, or refusing to accept an arranged marriage are all offenses that can and have led to an honor killing. Fareena Alam, editor of a Muslim magazine, writes that honor killings which arise in Western cultures such as Britain are a tactic for immigrant families to cope with the alienating consequences of urbanization. Alam argues that immigrants remain close to the home culture and their relatives because it provides a safety net. She writes that, “In villages “back home”, a man’s sphere of control was broader, with a large support system. In our cities full of strangers, there is virtually no control over who one’s family members sit, talk or work with.” Alam argues that it is thus the attempt to regain control and the feelings of alienation that ultimately leads to an honor killing.

Specific triggers of honor killings-

Refusal of an arranged marriage
Main article: Forced marriage
Refusal of an arranged marriage is often a cause of an honor killing. The family which has prearranged the marriage risks disgrace if the marriage does not proceed.
Seeking a divorce
A woman attempting to obtain a divorce or separation without the consent of the husband/extended family can also be a trigger for honor killings. In cultures where marriages are arranged and goods are often exchanged between families, a woman’s desire to seek a divorce is often viewed as an insult to the men who negotiated the deal.[38] By making their marital problems known outside the family, the women are seen as exposing the family to public dishonor.
Allegations and rumors about a family member
In certain cultures, an allegation against a woman can be enough to tarnish her family’s reputation, and to trigger an honor killing: the family’s fear of being ostracized by the community is enormous.
Victims of rape
Main article: Victim blaming
In many cultures, victims of rape face severe violence, including honor killings, from their families and relatives. In many parts of the world, women who have been raped are considered to have brought ‘dishonor’ or ‘disgrace’ to their families. This is especially the case if the victim becomes pregnant.
Central to the code of honor, in many societies, is a woman’s virginity, which must be preserved until marriage.Suzanne Ruggi writes, “A woman’s virginity is the property of the men around her, first her father, later a gift for her husband; a virtual dowry as she graduates to marriage.”
Further information: Violence against LGBT people
There is evidence that homosexuality can also be perceived as grounds for honor killing by relatives. It is not only same-sex sexual acts that trigger violence – behaviors that are regarded as inappropriate gender expression (e.g. a male acting or dressing in a “feminine way”) can also raise suspicion and lead to honor violence.
In one case, a gay Jordanian man was shot and wounded by his brother.[46] In another case, in 2008, a homosexual Turkish-Kurdish student, Ahmet Yildiz, was shot outside a cafe and later died in the hospital. Sociologists have called this Turkey’s first publicized gay honor killing.In 2012, a 17-year-old gay youth was murdered by his father in Turkey in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees state that “claims made by LGBT persons often reveal exposure to physical and sexual violence, extended periods of detention, medical abuse, threat of execution and honour killing.

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Hunger in Bangladesh is an issue that affects millions of citizens

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Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries; the size of Illinois, Bangladesh has a population of 156 million people, half the population of the United States. Despite recent progress out of poverty and increasing human development indicators such as literacy and life expectancy, inequalities in income and consumption rates have increased (UNDP 2005). 32% of the population lives below the national poverty line, most of whom are women and children. The prevalence of child (under 5) malnutrition is 33%, one of the highest in the world.

The disproportionate poverty faced by women and girls comes as a result of discrimination and exclusion within Bangladeshi society, struggling to establish their rights and influence in decision-making processes. Traditional practices such as dowries, child marriages and the relegation of being last to eat have created a demeaning and dangerous sociopolitical context for girls and women. (World Vision, 2025)


Following many years of political turmoil after independence in 1971, Bangladesh emerged as a democracy in 1990. However today, Bangladesh suffers from political instability and agitation, weak and dysfunctional governance and ‘institutionalized political violence’ (UNDP 2005). This climate has led to one of the highest concentrations of NGO activity in the world, ranging from service delivery to community mobilization working with the poorest of the poor, often marginalized within Bangladeshi culture.

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How To Travel Keokaradong & BogaLake( কিভাবে যাবেন বগালেক আর কেওকারাডং)

Bandarban, the mysterious and beautiful region of Bangladesh. What if I tell you the dragons are real?

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What if I tell you water can change its own color?? Both of them are unbelievable, right?

As mentioned before, water can change its own color!!  Surely, Water cannot change its own color– but when you will visit this insanely beautiful lake you would definitely think water can change its own color!! The simple science behind this color variation is just the surroundings depending on the sunlight, clouds, and humidity which help to create an illusion for our eyes.

The lake is 2400 above sea level, and it covers 15.1 acres area and the depth is about 150 meters (502 feet). And there is no water source around this lake. The lake is bounded by three sides by mountains. Though there is not enough waterfall near the peaks it’s just a mysterious act of nature the mountain’s peak always totter with water!!

You may leave Dhaka by night coach to visit Boga Lake and Keocradong. There is only one A/C bus but there are at least 5 non-A/C buses. Fares are within Tk 650-1200.

From Chittagong It is only 220/- tk to Bandarban

There are several hotels and many good restaurants in Bandarban, where you can stay and take foods. From Bandarban you have to go to Ruma by local bus / chandergari or by reserving boat. From there, you have to go to Keocradong on foot.

bandarban to ruma by bus ,fare 150/- tk

You can also stay at Boga Lake area where there are a few government and non-government rest houses and several food shops and restaurants.

Now a days in winter jeep goes straight to Keocradong from boga lake.

Information for Tourist
At first you have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma Upozilla by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle. From Ruma you can hire public jeep up to Boga lake. On the way you have to register your name, contact address and other details in the respective security camp. It is apprised that you are not allowed to leave Ruma for Boga lake after 4pm.

Beauty of Bogalake
Bogalake, an inscriptive endowment of beauty and pleasure at Bandarban, Bangladesh

Nature lovers always feel a thirst inside for beauty, thrill and enchantment. And the holy nature has bestowed Bangladesh with an overwhelming and unparallel creature which is publicly known as Boga Lake. Bogalake is considered as a source of wonder, unlimited beauty and adventure for the nature`s lovers and travelers. So Boga Lake is waiting with its unique beauty for those adventurous travelers who just not only want to satisfy their eyes with artificial and tedious natural beauties but also want to fill their heart with eternal joy and thrill to innovate their restless mind. And it has emerged like a holy duty of the travelers and tourists to visit the Boga Lake as soon as possible to highlight the beauty with thrill.
Bogalake is the highest natural lake of Bangladesh situated at Bandarban, Chittagong. Boga lake attracts the nature lovers in such a magnetic way that no other place of beauty can dare to be the alternative of Boga lake. Nature has created this Bogalake with its kind attention which results in a legendary reserve of water on the hilltop to attract the tourists, travelers and nature lovers not only from the local inhabitants of Bandarban but also people from all over Bangladesh and even of the whole world.



Tourist Guides:

Per day Fee to Hire Guide 800/-tk

Name               Fathers name                Address                      contact 

1 Lalsuakthar Bawm Saplin Bawm New Eden Road, Ruma 01553001488
2 Panuam Btlung Chuanalh Lairunpi, Ruma 01739343329
3 Lalchawisang Bawm Tawnlian Bawm Girja Para, Ruma 01559222570
4 Misuk Karmakar Anil Karmakar Ruma Bazar 01849672213
5 Bawiremthang Bawm Late Nawlchawm Lairunpi, Ruma 01551707067
6 Md. Sohel Uddin Md. Hasan Ali Muslim Para 01849881464
7 Bikash Datta Sanjit Datta Barua Para, Ruma 01553001587
8 Apel Mallik Late Ranjit Mallik Muslim Para 01557866766
9 Shadek Hossain Md. Mukter Muslim Para 01554606612
10 Tiplu Barua Madal Barua Barua Para, Ruma 01553060439
11 Lal Samuel Lalbiak Bawm Lairunpi, Ruma 01554605223
12 Zingramsawm Bawm Late Rokham Bawm New Eden Road, Ruma 01836175330
13 Rubel Bawm Siamkual Bawm New Eden Road, Ruma 01553144892
14 Fredick Vanmalsawm Zuamdir Bawm New Eden Road, Ruma 01553138014
15 Lallawmzual Late Lalsiamthang Lairunpi, Ruma 01864429429




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CVO Petrochemical Refinery Limited (CVOPRL) is one of the leading non-govt. Petrochemical Refinery Company who are producing import substitute Fuel products for the country. This is the only public limited company in Bangladesh among other private condensate fractionation plants. It has started commercial operation from April 02, 2014.

The Company is potential because the raw materials used by the company are procured from Government & also the finished products are sold to Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (Govt. petroleum marketing company). The main product of the Company is MS (Motor Spirit), HSD (High Speed Diesel), MTT (Mineral Turpentine).

Previously CVO Petrochemical Refinery Limited (CVOPRL) was known as Chittagong Vegetable Oil Industries Ltd. which was established as a Private Limited Company as per Registration No. C- 13342/919, dated: December 09, 1984 and later on it was converted into a Public Limited Company dated: February 03, 1988 under the leadership of Alhaj Md. Younus, BA, FM with his sons and daughters as Directors and Sponsors. The Company was listed under Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) in 1990 and first trading date was October 25, 1990. Thereafter the Company was listed under Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) in 1996, first trading date September 15, 1996. The Company started Commercial operation by producing and marketing Phulcopy brand Soybean oil which gained much popularity amongst the edible oil consumers. After running the edible oil factory smoothly for several years the Company has given satisfactory dividend to the investors and then a setback occurred in the edible oil industry as a result of a hike in the price of raw material in the international market. To overcome the situation Mr. Shamsul Alam Shamim, the worthy son of Alhaj Md. Younus became the new Chairman after demise of the founder Chairman. As the Chittagong Vegetable Oil Industries Ltd. was facing continuous trading loss the dynamic leader and honorable Chairman of the Company Mr. Shamsul Alam Shamim thought seriously about the greater interest of the shareholders who were holding up their investments in the Company despite not getting any dividend for long time. Since the Sponsors acquired wide experience in Fuel and Lubricant business through their running of Filling Station about 70 years, the present Chairman Mr. Shamsul Alam Shamim conceived an idea of diversification of the existing edible oil plant to Petrochemical Refinery Plant by using their expertisein Petroleum business. Thereafter the Management of the Company thought it viable to demolish the edible oil factory and set up a Petrochemical Refinery Plant, a highly profitable business for the greater interest of the shareholders.

Worst Food Tour ever!

After my successful food hunt in India & Pakistan, I decided to give a tour to Bangladesh! Since I had a lot of emails & comment suggestions in my channel videos.

One thing that shocked me is, In Bangladesh no practising traditional foods are left. All they got is fake food by the name of Foreign traditional food names!

🤣 Hyderabadi Biriyani here is like a replica iphone made in China 🤣😂

But i loved Chittagong & its Mezban Tradition. Which gave me an extreme fun.

What is Mezban??!!Mezban is a social festival of the Chittagong region.



Mezban a social festival of the Chittagong region. The host is called Mezban in Persian and Mezbani means hosting or arranging a feast for the guests. Mezbani is held on the occasions of death or death anniversary, birth or birth anniversary, own successes, launching of a new business, entry into a new house, birth of a sought after child in a family, marriage, akika and sunnate-khatna, ear-drilling of girls and naming of the newly born. The invitation of Mezban remains open for all. If a rich man arranges Mezbani in a village, various people to different villages and neighbourhoods convey the invitation for the feast. The invitation cards are printed and distributed among the guests only in urban areas.

Mezban is called Mejjan in the local dialect of chittagong. In the neighbouring Noakhali region of Chittagong, Mezbani is popular and widely known as zeafat. Besides, feasts are also arranged in different districts of Bangladesh on various occasions. But Mezbani is most popular and widely practiced in the Chittagong region and known throughout the country. Previously, the Mezbani invitation used to be publicised by beating drums or blowing tin-pipes, and the news reached the doorsteps of neighbourhoods through the mouths of people. People belonging to all ages used to come on the specified date to consume the Mezbani food. Even today, the affluent people of Chittagong convey the Mezbani invitation through various individuals as much as they can. It is a very ancient heritage of Chittagong.

Mezban and Mezbani are symbols of social prestige. In Chittagong, the rich and the poor arrange feasts on various occasions as much as circumstances allow them. Alongside white rice, three or four types of curries are served, eg beef, ‘nawla kanji’, and ‘kaloi’ or chick-pea pulse. It has a characteristic cooking style; for example, (a) spicy meat cooked with lot of red chillies; (b) less hot but sour and spicy broth made from tubular bone of cow, which is known as nawla kanji; (c) a kind of pulse which is cooked after peeling the skin of beans and then crushing them; it is called Bhuna dal; (d) food of slightly pungent taste made from chick-pea pulse, bone, fat and meat. Fish can also be cooked for Mezbani.

The Zamindar of Tripura, Chakla-Rawshanabad and the northern region of Chittagong (Islamabad) shamsher gazi dug a large pond after the name of his mother Koyara Begum in the middle of the 18th century and arranged a huge feast by bringing fishes from the neighbouring ponds as well as those in Nizampur area of Chittagong. In the areas of Chittagong inhabited by Hindus, fish instead of cow is cooked for Mezban. The Hindu community of Chittagong living in Paschimbanga organises Mezbani each year under the banner of ‘Chittagong Parishad’, with curries made from fish, vegetable and dried fish.

The practice of Mezbani started in capital dhaka when National Professor Dr Nurul Islam became the president of Chittagong Association, Dhaka (1968-83). On his request, late Mozammel Haque, who was the proprietor of Bubbly Industry, Tejgaon, started hosting Mezbani single-handedly; after crossing the constraints of space in various community centres, it has now become a gathering of almost fifty thousand people at Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex of Dhanmondi. In addition, Mezbani has also proliferated in Sylhet, Khulna and various countries of Europe, America and Asia. Apart from individual initiatives, Mezbani is also organised through organisational and institutional initiatives. The poets and litterateurs of Chittagong have composed numerous rhymes, poems, stories and essays on the theme of Mezban. For example:

“Kalamanya Dhalamanya

Aner Ada Jira Dhanya

Ar Na Lagey Ilish-Ghanya

Goru Khashi Butor Dailor

Bosta Dekha Jay –

Mezbani Khati Ay….”

Consumption of food at Mezbani usually takes place from morning to afternoon. The people, workers and neighbours who come under special invitation of the host during the previous night take food together for consultations. This is termed by the Muslims of Chittagong as Ag-dawat or Ag-dawoti. This Ag-dawoti programme mainly takes place on the occasion of Majbani the following day. The people of Feni-Noakhali region calls this programme Pan-salat.

Friends, well-wishers, relatives and even people from other districts are invited on the occasion of Mezbani. Usually, nobody avoids consumption of Mezbani food. In Chittagong, all the cooks and their colleagues at Mezbani hail from Chittagong. Even the chillies, turmeric etc of especial tastes produced in the Chittagong region are used for cooking Mezbani food.


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Vlog 1| Episode-1 | Intro & Fun | Sabuj Hotel-Chawkbazar,Chittagong | Chittagong Food

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Sbuj Hotel,

One of the citys oldest, Chicken tikka/grill house. & Most popularly hangoutplace of our father, uncles. they are still running their buiseness & tradition with pride.
one must visit.

Place Type : Restaurant, Food
Address : 113, kapasgola road, chawk bazar, Chittagong 4203, Bangladesh
Coordinate :22.3581205, 91.8381527
Phone : +880 1815-198948
Rating : 4.00