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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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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 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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पत्नी पीड़ितों ने मनाया अहिंसा दिवस

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 11, 2009

नागपुर इस बार इंटरनैशनल डे ऑफ नॉन वॉयलंस यानी विश्व अहिंसा दिवस संतरानगरी नागपुर के पत्नी पीड़ितों ने अलग ढंग से मनाया है। यह पहला मौका है जब बीवियों के सताए पतियों ने 2 अक्टूबर को घरेलू हिंसा जागरुकता महीना मनाने की शुरुआत किया है। सेव इंडिया फैमिली फाउंडेशन नागपुर के प्रमुख राजेश बखारिया ने बताया कि इसके जरिए वे घरेलू हिंसा कानून के दुरुपयोग के खिलाफ अपनी आवाज बुलंद कर रहे हैं।

ज्ञात हो कि 2 अक्टूबर से केंद्रीय महिला और बाल विकास मंत्रालय महिलाओं के खिलाफ हिंसा के निवारण के लिए नैशनल कैंपेन शुरू किया है। वहीं पुरुषों की शिकायत है कि पत्नियों को घरेलू हिंसा से बचाने के लिए घरेलू हिंसा कानून समेत कुल 1भ् सिविल और क्रिमिनल कानून हैं, लेकिन पतियों, बच्चों और पति के परिवार को बचाने के लिए एक भी कानून नहीं है। पीड़ित पतियों ने अक्टूबर का महीना ही इसलिए चुना, क्योंकि 2006 में अक्टूबर के महीने में ही डोमेस्टिक वॉयलंस ऐक्ट पास हुआ था। श्री बखारिया ने बताया कि उनका संगठन इस अभियान के तहत देश भर में अपना विरोध जताएगा। एक महीने चलने वाले इस शांतिपूर्ण विरोध में नागपुर के अलावा बेंगलुरु, पुणे, हैदराबाद और दिल्ली में कई कार्यक्रम होंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि आम जनता के अलावा उन लोगों को जागरूक किया जाएगा जो शादी कर रहे हैं, लेकिन घरेलू हिंसा कानून के दुष्परिणामों के बारे में जानकारी नहीं है। उन्होंने बताया कि वे विवाह बंधन में बंधने वाले युवाओं को बताएंगे कि वे इस कानून के शिकार न बने सकें।

एसआईएफएफ के फाउंडर सदस्य गुरुदर्शन सिंह ने बताया कि मानवाधिकार के वैश्विक घोषणा के अनुसार कानून की नजर में किसी भी आरोपी को यह अधिकार है कि वह तब तक निर्दोष माना जाए, जब तक दोषी साबित नहीं हो जाता। लेकिन घरेलू हिंसा कानून में हमारा कानून यह मानता है कि जब तक आरोपी निर्दोष साबित नहीं होता, तब तक वह दोषी है। यह निष्पक्ष ट्रायल के यूनिवर्सल सिद्धांत के खिलाफ है। हर साल 4 हजार निर्दोष वरिष्ठ नागरिक और 350 बच्चों समेत करीब एक लाख निर्दोष लोग भारतीय दंड संहिता की धारा 498 ए के तहत बिना सबूत और जांच के गिरफ्तार होते हैं।

मानवाधिकार के वैश्विक घोषणा के मुताबिक कानून की नजर में सब बराबर हैं और बिना किसी भेदभाव के कानून में समान संरक्षण के अधिकारी हैं। साथ ही, संविधान के अनुच्छेद 14 के अनुसार भारत की सीमा के भीतर राष्ट्रय, किसी व्यक्ति को कानून में बराबर के अधिकार और कानून में बराबर संरक्षण के अधिकार से मना नहीं कर सकता। लेकिन घरेलू हिंसा कानून पुरुषों को किसी भी तरह का संरक्षण देने से साफ मना करता है। हर साल 56 हजार से ज्यादा शादीशुदा पुरुष मौखिक, भावनात्मक, आर्थिक और शारीरिक और कानूनी प्रताड़ना के शिकार हो रहे हैं। कानूनी प्रताड़ना के कारण कई लोग आत्महत्या भी करते हैं। पुरुषों के संरक्षण की कोई बात नहीं कर रहा है।

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