Posts Tagged ‘Social reformist’

An Indian Male amidst Feminists & NCW

July 3, 2010

 In great Indian family system, an Indian Male since from ancient time was made responsible for feeding, caring, protecting and raising his family as he was the only one who was capable of these all duties due to socio-economic, cultural and traditional way of living and social fabric of society. However, in order to strengthen his these capabilities, this Indian Male was provided with many rights over his family matters and decisions and the family system in India was flourishing and remained intact.

 Since the start of 19th century in colonial times, a social reform movement to uplift the   women’s position in society took off which successfully addressed some of social evil prevailing that time on large scale in Indian society like Sati, child marriage, purdha pratha etc. this movement remain active till in 1920s and afterward it took more modern face with many strong females like Sarojini Naidu, Vijaya lakshmi Pandit, Indira Ghandi etc. marked their presence at the time of freedom struggle. The focus of this women movement was primarily on social reforms to uplift the stature of woman socially and economically in society and the contributors for this cause were called as Social Reformists and were Males mostly.

 But, after the freedom and in 1970s, this social reform movement fell into the hands of  new termed “ feminists”(mostly urban women) and they start emphasizing on more & more  rights to women making rural India and age old traditions/conditions of women in society a ground for their demands. The worst part of it was that they boosted their movement through spreading hatred against Male gender in the society. Slowly but steadily, the earlier social reform movement has been turned into so called “Women empowerment” by these feminists and a “National Commission for Women” (NCW) was formed in the year 1992 in India. This development has proved a biggest blunder on gender equality in nation. The feminists & NCW, instead of bringing in social reforms for safeguarding the position of true needy women of Indian society by emphasizing on true womanhood and it’s important role in society through awareness and discussions in society has indulged in the mad race of competing with the Male in each & every sphere, on the way, forgetting about the in-built physiological, mental, social capabilities and  responsibilities attributed to the genders by mother Nature.

 The NCW alongwith feminists instead of bringing in changes through awareness and discussions in the society has played an instrumental role in forcing the government to enact & enforce more & more gender biased laws like 498a, DV Act, Maintenance etc.  for which

  •  They present cooked & false studies and data
  • Cites  & takes up only favorable, selected, isolated issues/examples from rural India and Converts any issue involving a woman into a gender issue.
  • Keeps alive, some old social evils like dowry, atrocities etc. in order to continue encashing on civil sentiments in society.
  • Never ready to accept any positive change in Women’s social & economical status in society over the last 30-40 years.
  • Never want a society to have a perception of a Indian woman as a self reliant and independent woman
  • Never talks about responsibilities of a women but only claims rights.

 This resulted in rampant misuse of all these laws by specially urban women who are trapping the undue benefits from these laws. This evil  agenda of feminists and NCW  is delivering nothing good to the society but is a reason for breaking up of families, drawing lines on gender base, increase in matrimonial crimes, diminishing ethics & values, distorting culture & traditions in Indian society and is mainly responsible for wastage of Government resources & public money alongwith ever piling-up of the fraudulent cases in Indian courts.

 This dubious role of NCW  & feminists is quite clear from the functioning/working of NCW itself, a body which claims to be custodian of women rights in India and the great Indian Government follows the suggestions and advices from this body in enacting & enforcing gender biased laws in India.

 The excerpts from CAG inspection Report 2008-09 on NCW functioning/working is here:

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 Surely, the demand of social, economical and political equal rights to women is not against the natural justice but the modus-operandi of NCW & feminists who overwhelmingly  spreading Male hatred in society by catching hold of age-old social problems and justifying them in present era with cooked & frivolous data is certainly a misconceived and mischievous act on their part.

Equal rights to all in a society, is a mark of civilized society but the agenda of these NCW & feminists is to infringe the equal rights of Male and tilt the gender balance in society so as to provide unduly rights to unscrupulous women especially urban women. In this process of pseudo Women empowerment and misuse of gender biased matrimonial laws, the NCW & feminists are deliberately causing a collateral damage to the identity of an Indian Male and his role as “husband” in the society which in-turn will definitely prove fatal to family system in India.

On the one side, the responsibilities of a husband in society is still remained intact (what it was in age-old society  i.e. feeding, caring, protecting and raising his family) but his rights thereof has been infringed upon drastically and now he suffers/strives even to have fair and equal gender rights in matrimonial affairs and family while on the other side, wife, is legally made free from any kind of responsibilities of matrimony and enjoying one-sided and full rights to dictate her terms or break the family without any penalty. 

This becomes more clear when we analyze the present scenario of Indian society from an unbiased mind:

The so called women empowerment has ensured(socially as well as legally) equal rights to earn and opportunities to women with many upliftment policies and programmes like, free education, award schemes for female Childs, support for training & employment, Stree Shakti Programme, gender budgeting, short stay shelters, women’s right in paternal property, reservation in political sphere(panchayats, vidhan sabha, loksabha etc.) and also the government is spending overwhelmingly for so many years for these activities. Whereas, the earning avenues for Males which were earlier mainly available to him, is now shared 50-50 or even more by females (this all, while the population is ever growing) this resulted in less than 50% earning avenues left with Males, so in this present scenario Why only male is still made responsible for maintaining his family ?

On fair ground, in today’s context, a Marriage is a contract between two individuals to discharge equal responsibilities and avail equal rights to make a successful family, the same should also be true in case of a failed marriage(without going into the reasons Why?), but in India, failed marriage is made a liability of Male only, Why? He has to pay maintenance during dispute or alimony after divorce Why? When the same marriage is broken and both are not discharging their responsibilities of that matrimony.

 So, isn’t it rational that either Government should scrap all women upliftment so called women empowerment, NCW etc. if these not bearing the desired fruits or it should make women legally, equally responsible at par with Males in the family affairs and matrimonial matters alongwith a parallel statutory constitutional bodies for male rights too?

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IPC 498A- a Social Evil at par with “SATI “of Indian Society

May 16, 2010

On reading this caption, the first question comes to everyone’s mind is Why ? Let us find out the answer:

 Social evils in Indian society or for that matter in any society is not a new phrase and India is fighting since long to eradicate the prevalent social evils in it’s society like Poverty, castism, dowry, child abuse etc. However, India successfully eradicated some of worst form of social evils previously prevailing in it’s society like Sati  & untouchability with the help of immense efforts made to spread awareness in society by Raja Ram Mohan Rai and Mahatama Gandhi.

 But when it came to Dowry System instead of changing the mindset in society by bringing in enough awareness, the Government has laid stress(under pressure from vested interests of NCW and WCD, radical feminists etc.) on using gender biased civil & criminal laws to curb this practice along with others relating to women. The Government in this process has mixed this social evil eradication with Women Empowerment which paved the way of gender differentiation in Indian judicial system and almost all the matrimonial laws or the laws of marriage in India are made gender biased favoring women which is resulting in gross misuse of these laws.

 The enforcement of these gender biased laws has created a complete chaos in family system and society. Now take the example of dowry system, the criminal laws made to eradicate this practice has instead of curbing the dowry practice has added yet another Social Evil – the IPC 498A. How? Just see the comparison of it with “Sati” pratha:

 

 

“SATI” Pratha

False IPC 498A

1.

Was based on a traditional belief and ethics in Society

Created and promoted by the Government of India and radical feminists. It is taking upthe shape of  a tradition on the part of young empowered wives.

2.

Was practiced only on death of a husband.  

May start any time after marriage and many deaths could occur till the completion of it’s trial.

3.

Was prone to any kind of misuse  

  

Being gender biased it is wide open for misuse of any kind  on account of women by making false and frivolous complaints & allegations on husband & in-laws

4.

A woman was forced to burn to death in the flames of her husband’s funeral

Husband & in-laws forced to face death each moment they for their whole remaining life

5.

Atrocity came to end with heinous & tragic death of  wife

Atrocities like physical, mental, emotional, economical and social harassment begins for the whole life of husband & in-laws and they caught  entangled in a condition where it is neither life nor death to them. The loss of dignity, honor & humiliation many a times results in many deaths in in-laws & husband’s family.

  

6.

Was considered as a honorable sacrifice by wife. Husband and in-laws are portrayed as inhuman, criminals & monsters in society. 

7.

Was having no financial dimension An open and legalized extortion tool. 

8.

Was a bad, cruel and condemnable tradition underlying thinking that wife be free from all miseries in future without her husband Is more condemnable and cruel being a legal terrorism.

9

Was a social evil effecting relatively (as compared to IPC 498A) small section of society.

So easy to misuse that it is effecting whole society at large by propagating breaking of family system and criminalization of marriage system.

 So, after this annotated comparison, I am sure you are now somewhat convinced that YES,  IPC-498A is a SOCIAL EVIL in India practiced & propagated  by Wives ,Government, Judiciary & Police in India.

But then, larger question remains  that why not Government Scrapes this IPC 498a  ? Is it still awaiting some more social reformist like Raja Ram Mohan Rai Or Mahatma Gandhi to eradicate this social evil, the child of their own misqued wisdom?

 

“ JAI HIND”