Nilam Katara

Special Mention (New Delhi, India) 2007

Nilam KataraSpecial Mention (New Delhi, India) 2007

NEELAM KATARA – Neelam’s world shattered when her 24-year-old son Nitish was brutally battered to death in an honor killing related to his love affair with a classmate. What followed was a relentless 14-year battle in the courts, where she faced immense pressure and witnessed key witnesses, including the girl involved, turn hostile.

Despite the formidable obstacles, Neelam persevered, driven by a mother’s unwavering love and a thirst for justice. Her fight culminated in the Supreme Court, where the accused were finally sentenced to 25 years in prison. Neelam’s story is a testament to the resilience of a mother who refused to be silenced, proving that even in the face of unimaginable loss, truth and justice can prevail.

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