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Indian Youth and Gender Biased Laws ?

June 6, 2013

The youth is a soul of any Nation. Nation’s prosperity & development is heavily dependent on the contribution of its Youth in nation building. There be no doubt about their strength, power and capability. The youth are filled with tremendous energy and towering ambitions. It needs no spark for ignition. Youth is so primitive that can be moulded in either shape one wants but surely, it is also the reason for the both exploitation and utilization of youth in the destruction and construction of any nation respectively.

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India is second most populated country in the world and having tremendous youth power at its disposal but India, for long now, failed miserably to recognize and realize the true potential & capabilities of its huge youth asset. 

The young people in India today are confused and is under great pressure from out of challenges it is facing from each & every corner of its life be it, corruption, un-employment, limited opportunities, dirty politics, poverty, Alcoholism & drugs, anger & violence etc etc. these factors are playing big role in India’s major concern of brain drain. These factors are so deep rooted and complex that to overcome them seems impossible for the country like India.

However, one another major factor where India has “Axed its own Feet” and can easily be overcome is enforcement of gender biased laws.

Generally, every person marries in his prime age (youth) and in case of any trouble in marriage with gender biased matrimonial laws in place, these laws encourage the favoured side to be an unscrupulous litigant and the young energy & potential gets diverted to engaging and coming out of this Mess flying colours.

 A young Wife with an advantage of having matrimonial laws in her undue favour and in pursuit to be perceived as empowered women puts all her energy & potential to use these laws as tools of harassment & extortion against her husband & his family members. She leaves no stone unturned to inflict every kind of cruelty on her husband and becomes revengeful with motive of teaching him a good lesson.

Whereas, on the other hand, a young husband finds  himself  in a hot soup for atleast 10-15 years just because of gender biased matrimonial laws. He is forced to spend his golden years in fighting legal & vicious battle draining all his energy & potential.

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Why this is a major factor of waste of young energy?

Because, Gender Biased Matrimonial Laws have each and every family/home in its range and these biased laws are hitting the very root of our society i.e. family. Our young minds, energy and vibrant potential are being eaten up by these laws. The Young minds of India are busy in fighting the battle of their life because of these numerous gender biased laws.

Now, in this scenario, how can India be hopeful of being progressive ?

 ” A serious thought is needed at the level of Government with enough of political will to at least scrap the biasedness in matrimonial laws so as to save & utilize the what little of huge youth power it can to make India a progressive nation.”

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Why Blame Constitution of India for Gender Biased Laws?

July 3, 2010

It is now wide spread that India is country of gender Biased Laws especially when it comes to matrimonial matters. Any matrimonial dispute in India is now seen as a criminal offence and the courts & police has been allowed to peep into the bedroom of couple & family by the Government of India. The argument put forth by Government or judiciary for creating this gender imbalance in country, is that Constitution of India allows special provisions for special category. Yes, it is true but what about enacting special provisions for special category by oppressing other category’s basic & fundamental rights?, definitely it was not the spirit of our Constitution.  Special provisions can be made for a special category in society to uplift that category by providing economical, educational, social or infrastructural benefits, but to grant legal impunity or undue benefits to someone on account of being special category is surely defeats the purpose of justice itself and this is the trend that Indian Government is following.

In this process, the Government has put on stake the very basic unit of it’s society i.e. the family, which was once, the pride of belonging to an Indian society has now been turned into a  sense of guilty(of being wife beater or dowry seeker) by enforcing more & more gender biased laws which Constitution of India never envisaged. It’s simply a power & vote bank game for Government alongwith getting easy foreign funding on concocted figures and stats. This appeasement of a section of society on gender base by turning blind eye to the other section which as a result gets oppressed has created a dangerous imbalance in gender equality in nation. The Government in this regard, has forgotten that with any individual of a particular gender there are many others connected /dependents of opposite gender. So, covering one in special category to provide undue benefit automatically makes many others discarded of same gender.

The Government of India, under the pressure of radical feminists and  to secure  vote bank has over the years evolved many legal tools to oppress husbands/males in India. These legal tools are not only drafted & enacted clumsily & skewed eyed but are also responsible for promoting & propagating such social evils which were never being the part of Indian society. These  enactments has given legal licences to the unscrupulous elements in society to play with judicial system & laws. Here are some legal tools in the hands of unscrupulous women which are on rampant cruel use in Indian society:

  • IPC 498a(Legal tool to extort, abuse &  harass husband, in-laws, their whole family and any near & dear ones)

  • Domestic Violence Act(Civil cum criminal tool to enjoy all rights despite of being erroneous)

  • CrPC 125(tool for monetary support to keep the husband busy in Courts)

  • IPC 497( legal tool to enjoy adultery yet to take revange from Man)

  • HMA 24(another tool to remain idle on husband’s money )

  • Alimony(tool to make monetary arrangement to lead lavish & Care-free life)

Here it is to be realized that the Constitution of India assures its citizens of justice, equality, and liberty and to promote among them all fraternity and  It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties, of the government and spells out the fundamental rights, directive principles and duties of citizens. But Indian Governments rather than discharging its duties of tackling social & other problems through its machinery & resources  is seems to be panelizing & oppressing one section of society on gender base by entangling and throwing all &every responsibility/blame on that section . The end result is  that India no more can be called a “Welfare State”. These laws( legal tools) has made India a nation where Innocents are suffering and are crying for justice but judiciary is tossing onus on legislations and both are passing it to the Constitution of India, forgetting that Constitution of India has not given authority to anyone to oppress more than 50% (male) population of the society for the sake of pseudo women empowerment or women upliftment.

Now, India has reached at a stage, where the Government & judiciary should stop making excuse of Constitution of India  and should realize their duty of safeguarding the true  spirit of Constitution of India in order to prevent further public unrest or Jungle Raj.