Thursday, August 27, 2009

Victims #132: If You Think It's Bad Here, Look At India

MARRIED MEN in India have been reduced to second class citizens who are systematically discriminated against by the Indian Police, Indian government and the Indian Judicial system. Instead of being protected by the law, laws are used to harass Indian husbands.

Indian men contribute more than 80 per cent of the country’s taxes and have little or nothing spent on their welfare. The state systematically denies any rights in a married life and creates laws to purposely harass them in all ways possible. Thousands of crores are spent every year through various different channels on women’s programmes, little or nothing is being spent on welfare for men. The Government of India has a ministry for welfare of animals but has still not heeded to the requests for creation of a mens welfare ministry .

Laws in India are so biased against men that women who have never married in India or do not have children who are Indian citizens also come all the way to India to misuse Indian laws. Most marital laws are unconstitutional and go against articles 14, 15, 20 and 21 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights like right to equality before the law, special provision for weaker sections of the society, multiple trials for the same crimes and right to liberty. On one side, the government promotes that they are committed to eradicating dowry completely from India on the other hand they allow the exchange of dowry to go unabated. But once the exchange has happened, millions of husbands and their families are arrested without the slightest iota of evidence or investigation under the draconian section 498 A of the Anti Dowry act. [READ MORE.....]