Not so in Pakistan where officials at all levels of government are either unable or unwilling to cope with honor killings.
For Pakistan and many other Muslim countries, which have yet to experience the social stresses of rapid modernization or build the kind of political institutions that can eradicate a practice so deeply rooted in traditional beliefs—especially as Islamists now dominate—the worst may be yet to come.
The millions of Indian Hindus who have immigrated to the West do not bring the practice along with them.
The recent spike of honor killings in India is likely the product of a clash between traditional and modern values, intensified by high economic growth and increasing social mobility.
Thus, the belief that women who stray from the path can be rightly murdered is consistent with such Islamic teachings.