Posted On Friday, May 06, 2011 at 11:56:29 PM
Men will take to the streets against women on Saturday. The men are
'husbands' who have become victims of 'intimate terror by wives',
according to the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) and Children's
Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), which is organising
The protest will see hundreds of men venting their agony in front of
the Town Hall.
According to SIFF, husbands and their family members are facing
discrimination by the government and inaction of the judiciary against
This 'intimate terror' also includes 'biting', 'nagging', 'hitting',
and 'extra-marital affairs', according to SIFF. Other 'terror' by
wives the husbands will protest against include daily abuse, threat of
blackmail to commit suicide, threat of criminal cases and not allowing
to play with children.
"Recently, a young man was ordered to pay Rs 25,000 per month as
maintenance to his estranged wife in a marriage that lasted just six
months. Even a government employee does not get Rs 25,000 pension per
month after working for 30 years," said an SIFF spokesperson.
The protesters are demanding changes in laws that govern divorce,
dowry law and maintenance. These they say are being used to file false
cases against men by their wives.
"There is a need for a separate state commission for men and create
policies for men. More married men are committing suicide in India. At
present one married man commits suicide every nine minutes," the SIFF
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. - Mohandas Gandhi
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