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Man fighting for harassed husbands fined 1L

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 27, 2010

THIS IS DISGUSTING.

As usual, no one listens to men in court. A social activist has been fined Rupees 1 Lac because he suggested that men be protected against the misuse. When will the sex starved Indian judiciary start to think beyond women?

Your honour – We men are also human beings. Just because women are tortured in your family does not mean the same  is happening everywhere in the country. I will pray to God that you die soon!

 

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat HC on Thursday slapped a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on Dashrath Devda, president of Akhil Bharatiya Patni Atyachar Virodhi Sangh for protesting against alleged misuse of domestic violence laws. A division bench fined him for filing frivolous PIL and for wasting court’s time.

Devda had approached the HC by way of filing a PIL demanding judicial interference in the alleged misuse of protection laws for women. He was demanding a protection in legislation for men, who are according to him henpecked by their wives.

Devda has been claiming that women have abused the laws, which are in favour of them, but certain protection for men is also required against the misuse of the legislation. He filed this PIL, which came up for hearing before a division bench. When Devda began arguments as party-in-person, the court asked him to withdraw his PIL because his demand was to amend the legislation. Refusing to pay any attention to what the court was hinting at, Devda continued to argue how women in this country are worshipped, and no law is required for their protection. However, the chief justice repeatedly asked him to withdraw the PIL.

Ultimately, the court imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Devda and asked him to pay the money to the Self Employed Women’s Association — an NGO working for women empowerment. The court has directed Devda to pay the amount of penalty within two months.

Devda and members of his association often stage demonstrations and take out rallies in the city in protest against the domestic violence laws. They also help men in court proceedings, who face charges of domestic violence from their spouses. In this PIL also, Devda tried to assert their views that different pieces of legislation favouring women are misused, and ultimate sufferers are the family members. The association has been protesting against anti-dowry law of Section 498A of IPC, alimony related provisions in Section 125 of CrPC and the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Man-fighting-for-harassed-husbands-fined-1L-by-HC/articleshow/6991947.cms#ixzz16VEaV2F0

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90% dowry cases false

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on March 1, 2010

Rajasthan Patrika, 26 Feb 2010

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Harassed husband downs poison in police station

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on December 15, 2009

Says cops would not take him seriously when he told them his wife had threatened to file false case against him

A 32-year-old cab driver who claimed his wife was harassing him attempted suicide at the Vyalikaval police station by consuming poison and is said to be in a serious condition in hospital.

Krishna T, the cab driver, was rushed to KC General hospital after the attempt to take his own life.

ABSCONDING: Krishna’s wife Usha with their child. Usha is absconding since her cab driver husband was admitted to a hospital after consuming rat poison in a police station.

Dowry case threat

In his statement, Krishna told the police that his wife Usha and her family were making him go through unbearable torture and threatening to file a false case against him.

He said he had consumed poison at the police station because even the police were not sympathetic towards his plight since the time his wife had begun repeatedly threatening him with a dowry harassment case.

He said Usha harassed him everyday and doubted his character.

Krishna’s mother Eeramma (65), who later approached the police with a complaint, said Krishna had married Usha four years ago and that since then her daughter-in-law had been harassing the family.

“She wanted Krishna to live separately from us and said he should not talk to us,” she said in her complaint.

Fed up with frequent fights in the houshold, Eeramma finally decided to send the couple to a separate house, but she said Usha and her family did not cease the harassment, demanding a share in Krishna’s ancestral property.

She said Krishna finally approached the police, but was not taken seriously. Eeeramma said the police did not believe him and even misbehaved with them.

Money, mobile gone

Unable to bear this, Krishna went to the police station with a bottle of rat poison and consumed it before the police.

Eeramma said the police rushed him to the hospital — and informed Usha, who came to the hospital and went away after taking Rs 6,000 and his mobile phone.

Krishna’s mother said since then Usha had been missing, and demanded the police initiate strong action against Usha and her family.

Physical abuse

Eeeramma told MiD DAY said Krishna had been beaten by members of Usha’s family.

“The harassment is not only on her part but also that of her sister, Indrani, who has separated from her husband. Some time ago she beat up Krishna in public,” said Eeramma. “Krishna fears Usha and has to cook and clean everyday. In her four years of married life, she never once lit the stove; she likes to eat out.”
She said Usha now wanted to separate from Krishna.

“She wants separation but she also wants a share of his ancestral property,” said Eeramma. “We are frustrated with her character; along with the police she made our life hell.”

The Vyalikaval police are investigating the case, but Usha is absconded since the day Krishna took poison.

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2009/dec/151209-cab-driver-suicide-attempt-wife-absconding.htm

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Harassed husbands take out ‘victory’ rally

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 24, 2009

Harassed husbands take out ‘victory’ rally after govt relief

http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=20091124200911240232147846845a6b&sectxslt

 

 

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The harassed husbands association took out a victory procession in the city on Monday following the central government’s directive to states not to make immediate arrests in dowry cases.

The Akhil Bharatiya Patni Athyachar Virodhi Sangh took out their ‘vijay yatra’ around 2 pm from Manav Mandir to Gandhiji’s statue at Income Tax. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked state governments to issue directives to the police not to arrest the husband and his relatives without proper investigations in anti-dowry cases.

The harassed husbands association president Dashrath Devda said, “Since the implementation of Section 498A of IPC across the country in 1984, it has been often misused by women for petty ends and to send their husbands and family members behind bars on false grounds.”

Outside court, the man and his family members are made to shell out a lot of money as part of the settlement, Devda said. “Our Sangh organised a lot of protests objecting to the gross misuse of Section 498A. Recently, the apex court said the section was misused. The court directive to the government that only after proper investigation should a man be arrested in anti-dowry cases is a blessing for harassed men,” he said.

“At present we have 48,000 cases of husbands being harassed by women. And every month we get around 250 such cases. Our organisation tries to help and save husbands harassed by their wives,” he said.


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पत्नियों से ज्यादा पीड़ित पति

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 21, 2009

Commando Rajesh Vakaria from Nagpur is in news again.

Earlier it was the following video:

This time it is the following article:

http://www.visfot.com/index.php/news_never_die/2038.html

अभी तक ज्यादातर महिलाओं पर अत्याचार के मामले सामने आते रहे हैं। इसे रोकने के लिए सशक्त कानून भी बनाए गए हैं। समय बदल रहा है। महिला सशक्तिकरण के जमाने में अब पति पत्नी से पीडि़त हैं। चाहे वे पत्नी के लगाए गए दहेज प्रताडऩा और घरेलू हिंसा के झूठे आरोप हों या फिर घर में आपसी कलह। पत्नी पीिड़ता कहां जाए? न कोई हमदर्दी न कोई सरकारी मदद। नतीजा? पीड़ित पतियों के आत्महत्या का अनुपात पीड़ित पत्नियों से दोगुना है.

इस तथ्य पर बाद में आते हैं लेकिन पहले आपको यह बताते हैं कि 19 नंवबर को तंग पति अंतरराष्ट्रीय पति दिवस के रूप में मनाते हैं। पार्टी करके। बैठक करके। फिल्म देखकर। कुछ पीड़ितों का समूहिक पिकनिक मनाकर एक दिन खुशियों को जी रहे हैं। अपने लिए शायद वैसा दिन पत्नी के साथ फिर कभी नहीं जी पाएंगे। हकीकत बदल रही है। यकीन मानिये जितनी हिंसा महिलाओं के साथ हो रही है, वैसी ही हिंसा पुरुषों के साथ हो रही है। दो वर्ग बन गए हैं। एक ओर जहां पति पत्नी को पीटता है, वहीं दूसरे वर्ग में पत्नी से पति पीडित होकर दिल में टीस लिए जिंदगी से हर आस छोड़ रहा है।

पहली बार त्रिनिदाद और टोबैगो में 1999 में 19 नवंबर को अंतरराष्ट्रीय पुरुष दिवस के रूप में मनाया गया। भारत में इसी शुरुआत 2007 से हुई। पत्नी से प्रताडि़त होने के मामले में देश का कोई शहर अछूता नहीं है। बस अंतर इतना है कि महिलाओं से जुड़ी हिंसा को मीडिया ज्यादा कवरेज देता है। पीड़ित पति शर्म संकोच से कहीं नही जाते हैं। करीब डेढ़ दशक पूर्व दिल्ली के विभिन्न इलाकों में कई जगह लिखा हुआ मिलता था – पत्नी सताएं तो हमे बताएं, मिले नहीं लिखें। अब वो तख्ती तो नहीं दिखती है, लेकिन पीड़ित बढ़ गए हैं.

आए दिन शादीशुदा पुरुषों की आत्महत्या के मामले प्रकाश में आते हैं। पर इसके पीछे की सच्चाई से बहुत कम ही लोग ही रू-ब-रू हो पाते हैं। कई बार इन कानूनों का दुरुपयोग कर पत्नी पति को प्रताड़ित करती है। इससे तंग आकर अनेक लोगों ने आत्महत्या की राह चुनी है।

वर्षों गुजर गए। पत्नी पीड़ितों के समूह ने संगठित होकर सरकार से लगातार संघर्ष कर देहज उत्पीडन के कानून 498-ए में बदलाव कर इस जमानती बनाने की मांग कर रहा है। बदलाव के लिए सरकार विचार कर रही है। संगठन अलग पुरुष कल्याण मंत्रालय की मांग कर रहे हैं। पुरुषों के पक्ष में दस्ताबेज जुगाड़ कर सरकार के पास ज्ञापन भेजकर लगातार दवाब बना रहे हैं। कई शहरों में पत्नी पीडि़तों का समूह कही चुपचाप तो कहीं खुलेआम बैठक करते हैं। एक-दूसरे की समस्या सुनते हैं और सहयोग करते हैं। जब नया पीड़ित आता है तो उनकी काउंसलिंग होती है जिससे कि वह आत्महत्या न कर सके।

पत्नी पीड़ित राजेश बखारिया दहेज उत्पीडऩ कानून के चक्कर में वर्षों से कोर्ट के चक्कर काटते-काटते इस अपने जैसे दूसरे पीड़ितों का दु:ख दर्द बांटते हैं। सहयोग करते हैं। कहते हैं कि अब तो नई नवेली दुलहन भी छोटी-छोटी बात पर दहेज विरोधी काननू का हवाला देकर घर-परिवार में वर्चस्व जमाने की कोशिश करती हैं। खेद की बात है कि जैसे ही पत्नी आरोप लगाती है और बात थाने तक पहुंचती है और मामला दर्ज होता है तो पति को जेल जाना पड़ता है। वह घोर अवसाद का शिकार हो जाता है। पत्नी की हरकतों से बेटे-भाई की जिंदगी में पडऩे वाली खलल से कई मां-बहनों का दिल टूटा है। युवा पति कोर्ट-कचहरी के चक्कर काटते-काटते अधेड़ हो रहे हैं। लिहाजा, इस चक्कर में पड़े अधिकतर लोग आत्महत्या को अंतिम विकल्प मान लेते हैं। क्योंकि जैसे ही पत्नी के अरोप पुलिस दर्ज करती है, नौकरी चाहे सरकारी हो या निजी चली जाती है।

श्रम और रोजगार मंत्रालय के वर्ष 2001-05 के जारी आंकड़ों के मुताबिक निजी और सार्वजनिक क्षेत्रों से करीब 14 लाख लोगों को अपनी नौकरी से हाथ धोना पड़ा। कई सर्वे व जांच में यह बात सामने आ चुकी है कि आईपीसी की धारा 498 ए का बड़े पैमाने पर दुरुपयोग हो रहा है। इसके तहत कई पतियों पर दहेज के लिए पत्नी को प्रताड़ित करने के झूठे अरोप लगे हैं। दो साल पूर्व लागू घरेलू हिंसा उन्नमूलन कानून 2005 से तो महिलाओं को और ताकत दे दी है। उच्चतम न्यायालय ने वर्ष 2006 में एक सिविल याचिका 583 में यह टिप्पणी की थी कि इस कानून को तैयार करते समय कई खामियां रह गई हैं। उन खामियों का फायदा उठा कर कई पत्नियां पति को धमका रही हैं। उन्होंने बताया कि आंकड़े देखें तो औसतन जहां हर 19 मिनट में देश में किसी व्यक्ति की हत्या होती है, वहीं हर 10 मिनट में एक विवाहित व्यक्ति आत्महत्या करता है। वर्ष 2005-07 के आंकड़ों के मुताबिक दहेज उत्पीडऩ मामले में कानून की धारा 498-ए, के तहत 1,39,058 मामले दर्ज हुए।

पत्नी पीड़ितों की एक संस्था सेव इंडिया फैमिली फउंडेशन पत्नी पीड़ितों को काउंसलिंग से मामले सुलझाने की कोशिश करता है। फाउंडेशन सरकार पर लगातार स्वतंत्र रूप से पुरुष कल्याण मंत्रालय बनाने की मांग कर रहा है। श्री बखारिया का कहना है कि यदि पत्नी किसी भी कारण से आत्महत्या करती है तो पुलिस तुरंत केस दर्ज कर आरोपियों को हवालात में ले लेती है। घर घरेलू कलह से तंग आकर पति आत्महत्या करता है तो पत्नी से पूछताछ तक नहीं होती है। पत्नी के प्रताड़ित करने के अधिकतर मामले साल 2000 से तेजी से बढ़े हैं। इसका प्रमुख जिम्मेदार टीवी पर प्रसारित होने वाले कुछ धारावाहिक हैं जिनकी अनाप-शनाप कहानी में नकारात्मक छवि वाली महिला पात्रों ने समाज में गलत असर छोड़ा है। लड़कों वालों में वधु पक्ष के परिवार के अनावश्यक हस्तक्षेप बढ़ा है जिससे महिलाओं में अहम आ जाता है।

देश में आत्महत्या के मामले वर्ष 2005-07
विवाहित पुरुष    विवाहित महिलाएं
1,65,528      88,128

आत्महत्या का अनुपात प्रतिशत
विवाहित पुरुष    विवाहित महिलाएं
65.25           34.75

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We don’t need dowry, cry harassed husbands

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 20, 2009

 

Friday, 20 November 2009 08:55
On International Men’s Day, married men demand end of  torture from women, who misuse law to their advantage.
In a role reversal of sorts, approximately 300 married men pleaded an end to torture by their wives on International Men’s Day yesterday.
The harassed husbands carried banners against the misuse of dowry by their wives, as they participated in a rally organised by the Protect India Family Foundation, Indian Family Foundation and the Child’s Right and Family Welfare, from Mulund to Azad Maidan.
Injustice
“We are professionals, who don’t need dowry, but are still harassed,” said Dipak Nachankar, who has not met his granddaughter for two years.
He added, “Our rights are violated by women, who take advantage of Section 498(a) of the IPC.

HAPLESS: The harassed husbands at a rally from Mulund to Azad Maidan yesterday.

Moreover, there are some who pay maintenance and are yet not allowed to see their children. What kind of justice is this?”

Surinder Kaur (60) weeps as she recounts meeting her grandson at the Bandra family court.

“Goldie (10) didn’t look at me and refused my gifts. He called his father uncle” said Kaur, whose son separated from his wife in September.

The group submitted a memorandum to Mantralaya and the family court listing a series of points, including a demand to introduce a suo motu punishment in the IPC for the misuse of any law, irrespective of the gender.

1.2 lakh

The number of harassed husbands who have committed suicide in the last four years across India

Rs 4,500 Cr

The amount lost every year due  to arrests in dowry harassment cases

Did you know?

Men pay 82 per cent of India’s taxes

Section 489(a)

According to Section 498(a) of the Indian Penal Code, whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects the woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.

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Harassed husbands call for gender-neutral laws

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 1, 2009

http://www.asianage.com/presentation/leftnavigation/supplements/delhi-age/harassed-husbands-call-for-gender-neutral-laws.aspx – Shruti Badyal

(The journalist’s name is Shruti – and that is my favorite name for obvious reasons)

While much has been discussed about domestic violence against women, are there enough laws drafted to protect men in case of harassment as well? To seek answers for the same, Save the Family Foundation organised a protest against the Domestic Violence Act in the capital recently. According to many activists, the act is full of loopholes and is increasingly being misused by many women. Victims and NGOs working in the city to help harassed husbands now call for gender-neutral laws and highlight the loopholes in the existing laws.

“Section 19 of the Domestic Violence Act says that on the sole testimony of the victim (woman), the judge may presume that some domestic violence may have happened, without listening to the accused. And the judge may also pass a protection order. This is against the basic human rights. Shouldn’t a man be given the chance to prove himself?” says Neeraj Aggarwal, coordinator of the Save Family foundation.

Another section which favours women is Indian Penal Code’s (IPC) section 498A. Niladri Das, secretary, Gender Human Rights Society explains, “Section 498A is a non-bailable offence which protects married women from cruelty subjected to her by her husband or in-laws mainly for the purpose of dowry. And a case can be filed on mental and physical cruelty under this section. Since it’s non bailable, women have misused this law to settle scores in bad marriages and husbands are put behind bars without any evidence. At least this should be made a bailable offence.”

Interestingly, NGOs working in the field stress on the need for many more measures to ensure that there are no loopholes in the law and both genders enjoy equal rights. “Stringent penalties should be imposed on people who misuse this law to discourage its abuse by women, arrests should be made ‘only’ if there is irrefutable evidence of grave physical harm, the trial for 498A must be time bound and completed within 6 months to a year and all anti-dowry laws should be gender-neutral since both giving and taking of dowry are punishable offences,” concludes Dr Anupama Singh, president, Rakhsak, India.

Male victims who have suffered domestic violence blame factors other than just law for the injustice they are subjected to. “Cops play a major role in the process and often harass men without any evidence. My wife filed a case against me, complaining that I beat her but the dates she mentioned in the complaint were days when I wasn’t in Delhi. So when cops knew I had evidence to save myself, they secretly asked them to change the dates and filed a fake chargesheet against me,” says Ashish Kumar Sinha, a software engineer.

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Now, a forum for ‘tortured’ husbands

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 31, 2009

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Now-a-forum-for-tortured-husbands/articleshow/5182345.cms

HYDERABAD:It wasn’t the voices of victimised women but those of men complaining of “wicked wives’’ that were heard the the most during this domestic violence awareness month that ends today, October 31.

The month may have been earmarked to coax women to step out of their homes to file cases against cruel husbands, but in Hyderabad men were seen asking “aggrieved’’ husbands to report the ill-treatment meted out to them by their wives.

Having found a confidant in each other, these men, claiming to be victims of false dowry harassment cases and domestic abuse, toured the city roads distributing pamphlets about the absence of a law to protect them against such ill-treatment and the need for more ‘male-oriented’ policies. They held campaigns and seminars where they accused the society of being biased towards women and prejudiced against men, and went from one locality to the other asking other traumatised husbands to come forward and report such incidents.

The ‘tortured spouses’ also launched an All-India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) to take their battle to a higher level and call for a separate ministry for safeguarding the interests of men like them. “India even has a separate ministry for animals. Why should the men be left out then?” said S Venugopal, convener of Save India Family Foundation (SIFF), Andhra Pradesh chapter, the body that facilitated the launch of AIMWA. Venugopal, who joined this group around six months ago says that the awareness about these social groups is increasingly growing among men in the state who, unlike in the past, are now willing to
come out and share their experiences with the world. “When I joined SIFF there were indeed a few others like me. But today the numbers have doubled,” he said.

Parthasarathy T R, one of the founders of AIMWA agrees with this as he goes on to point out how the three helplines, that are available for such male victims, have not stopped ringing ever since they held these rallies. “Each of these numbers receive close to 30-40 calls a day as against 10-15 previously, from distressed husbands,” he said. These organisations are also conducting an increased number of counselling sessions for such men now, who they say, tend to develop suicidal tendencies if not attended to. “The pain and agony that men go through, when subjected to domestic violence is much like what women face, when ill-treated. But everybody sympathises with the women, the men find no listeners,” said Mohammed Jaleel a member of AIMWA adding, “Whenever I tried to tell people how I was wrongly framed, they either thought I was mad or was trying to cover my misdeeds of harassing my wife by saying all that. Nobody believed anything that I said until I joined this forum.”

Curiously, much like in the case of women, the stories of harassment of these husbands are also related to their in-laws. While some complain of their in-laws forcing them to become ‘ghar jamais’, others allege that their influential in-laws have got them beaten up by the police without even filing a case. Home truths of another kind.

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Helpline for victims of Dowry Act misuse

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 13, 2009

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20091012/punjab.htm#8
A group of activists, claiming to be victims of the misuse of the Dowry Act have started a helpline to assist other victims against what they call ‘‘legal terrorism”.

There has been a debate and arguments against the misuse or overuse of the Dowry Act in the recent past, but now this group has come out on the streets and launched a campaign seeking amendments in the Act that was being ‘‘misused to terrorise innocent husbands, their mothers, sisters and even children.’’

The activists of the Swatantra Aawaaz Welfare organisation under their campaign-Adhoora Sach Jaano (know the true side also) have got together and launched a massive programme to help the victims of misuse of Dowry.

Available on 24-hour helpline-96463-89140 and 93169-29321, the activists have already started helping the victims of the Dowry Act, who never demanded dowry but were implicated, as their marriages could not be a success. ‘‘As many as 1.25 lakh women of all ages (from elderly to teenagers) were put behind bars after couples could not strike chords. What was their fault? We are aiming to help all similar victims come out of this crisis. They suffer without any of their fault as they are also booked by the women who want to teach a lesson to their in-laws family, ’’ said Gaurav Saini, a Mohali-based activist.

Stating that already 1 lakh youths from all over India, including activists of 50 NGOs and 40 chapters of the Save Indian Family Foundation have got together, Gaurav said they were campaigning massively and demanding that the Section 489-A should be made bailable and a non-cognisable offense. Besides, they also demanded that the Domestic Violence Act too should be made gender-neutral.

He said they were counselling many victims, who were suffering from mental ailments after their sisters, mothers and other female relatives were made to remain in jail amidst criminals.

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Harassed men, kin to hit streets

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 11, 2009

CHANDIGARH: Fed-up of being victims of domestic violence, harassed men and their family members across the country will take to the streets in
prominent cities to protest against Domestic Violence Act. Representatives of Save India Family Foundation while talking to TOI informed that following an increase in the number of such complaints, they had decided to mark October 25 – day the Act was implemented – as ‘Domestic Violence against Men Day’ and have chalked a list of activities, including protest marches by thousands of men in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.
“We will be organizing a protest march in various prominent places of different cities across country on October 25,” said Nitin Gupta, representative, SIFF, Chandigarh unit, adding, “In Chandigarh, we have sought permission to stage a dharna in Sector 17, whereas our Delhi unit is planning one near Jantar Mantar.”
Clearing the air, NGO members plan to observe the entire October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the first time it will be done in the country. “Our aim is to make it an international event for all men’s rights and fathers’ rights groups across the world. Our month-long campaign will focus on educating the Indian public about how the problem of domestic violence has been misrepresented; how DVA has been commercialized and how Indian laws, claiming to prevent domestic violence, are actually promoting domestic it as well as human rights abuse against men, women and children,” Gupta added.

CHANDIGARH, 2 Oct 2009: Fed-up of being victims of domestic violence, harassed men and their family members across the country will take to the streets in prominent cities to protest against Domestic Violence Act.

Representatives of Save India Family Foundation while talking to TOI informed that following an increase in the number of such complaints, they had decided to mark October 25 – day the Act was implemented – as ‘Domestic Violence against Men Day’ and have chalked a list of activities, including protest marches by thousands of men in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.

“We will be organizing a protest march in various prominent places of different cities across country on October 25,” said Nitin Gupta, representative, SIFF, Chandigarh unit, adding, “In Chandigarh, we have sought permission to stage a dharna in Sector 17, whereas our Delhi unit is planning one near Jantar Mantar.”

Clearing the air, NGO members plan to observe the entire October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the first time it will be done in the country. “Our aim is to make it an international event for all men’s rights and fathers’ rights groups across the world. Our month-long campaign will focus on educating the Indian public about how the problem of domestic violence has been misrepresented; how DVA has been commercialized and how Indian laws, claiming to prevent domestic violence, are actually promoting domestic it as well as human rights abuse against men, women and children,” Gupta added.

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