Xenocide #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
You might’ve heard that blood is thicker…
But do you know that nobody fights as brutally as your own blood?
Yeah, they know what makes you tick and all that…
And you know they fought for me too.
They fought tooth and claw to get their honor from death by wiping clean my husband’s clan.
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.
Today’s story, X is for Xenocide…
Xenocide is “the deliberate mass destruction of one group of people by another group or by a regime, with the intent to eliminate a large part of the targeted group due to its ethnicity, religion, race, political belief, social identification or cultural heritage, or due to rivalry over scarce resources.”
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
April 28, 2017 1:55 pm|
I recently read a story on honor killing in Afghanistan. It was so violent and dreadful that the news piece still haunts me.
April 28, 2017 2:17 pm|
April 28, 2017 3:38 pm|
Why cant people just live and let live?
April 28, 2017 4:22 pm|
April 28, 2017 5:33 pm|
It is horrible that honor killings are still rampant today! Quite a few crime shows based on true incidents deal with this. I shudder to read this, Shilpa!
April 28, 2017 6:39 pm|
Gifted you are!
April 28, 2017 7:00 pm|
It seems so drastic to wipe out an entire clan! But the bitter reality is that it is still rampant in many places. Well written! Grea choice for X!
April 28, 2017 9:11 pm|
It is really heart wrenching to hear such stories of violence!
April 28, 2017 9:47 pm|
I don’t understand the “honor” in honor killing. It’s a crying shame.
April 28, 2017 10:07 pm|
Honour killings are dishonour!
April 28, 2017 11:58 pm|
Honour killing is really bad and nobody gets anything good from it except sadness.
April 29, 2017 2:01 am|
I never knew something like this excited before watching the movie NH 10. Can you believe it? I was so oblivious to such a crime happening in our own country. Brutal!
April 29, 2017 5:26 am|
So brutal and horrific. I will never understand Xenocide and the idea of honour killing either. Well illustrated, Shilpa. Another great short one.
April 29, 2017 7:56 pm|
The things that are done in the name of honor appalls me.
May 1, 2017 12:17 pm|
Love the way you choose the word. Xenocide word is not very common and thanks for defining it. Honour killings yes, heard quite a lot of them, specially in relationship issues…. rich caste boy in love with poor caste girl… or upper caste girl with a scheduled caste boy…At the university level they are already aware and make decisions in the last minute that causes problem to both.