A rash of honor killings in India has left Westerners to condemn the act as a brutal relic. But former Indian police chief Kiran Bedi says it's actually a knee-jerk reaction to modernization, and Indian law must play catch-up.
Kiran Bedi is India's first and highest ranking woman officer. She has had more than 35 years experience on the police force, and has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. Recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, also known as the Asian Nobel Prize, Dr. Bedi has authored several books and has been the hosted popular radio and television shows. She has also been a National and an Asian Tennis champion.