Ban the term ‘honour killing’ to stop political correctness getting in the way of police investigations, MP says

The term “honour killing” should be banned because “political correctness” is putting police off investigating domestic violence, a Conservative MP has said.

Nusrat Ghani warned that police officers can be wary of intervening fully in so-called honour cases for fear of offending the community.

The MP for Wealden is proposing a Bill which will ban the term “honour killing” in official publications and strengthen the support given to women who are subjected to domestic violence and killed while abroad.

It comes after a whistleblower told the Telegraph that the Crown Prosecution Service is failing to prosecute honour crimes for fear of causing “unrest” in Asian communities.

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