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Shamed
Author: Sarbjit Kaur Athwal

ISBN: 9780753541548
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20 June 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.7 x 2.0
Description:
The courageous and inspiring story of Sarbjit Kaur Athwal, who bravely fought for justice - risking her own life - after her sister-in-law, Surjit, was murdered in an honour killing by her husband's family.

In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly around, smiling at her children, then raised her hand for silence. 'It's decided then,' the old lady announced. 'We have to get rid of her.'

'Her' was Surjit Athwal, Sarbjit's sister-in-law. Within three weeks of that meeting, Surjit was dead: lured from London to India, drugged, strangled, and her body dumped in the Ravi River, never to be seen again.

After the killing, risking her own life, Sarbjit fought secretly for justice for nine long, scared years. Eventually, with immense bravery, she became the first person within a murderer's family ever to go into open court in...

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