Posts Tagged ‘women empowerment’

Equal Rights in Matrimony…….

May 28, 2013

“EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL – a mark of  CIVILIZED SOCIETY”

From many decades, there is continues hue & cry for equal rights  from women organisations(mainly for Wives)  but without going into the veracity of their claims, let us first give a thought to following facts:-

On the one hand, the responsibilities or duties 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 and which are enforced though special matrimonial biased laws.

 While, on the other hand, wife, is legally made free from any kind of responsibilities or duties of matrimony or family and are enjoying one-sided full rights to dictate her terms or break the family or marriage without any penalty.

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

  • The so called women empowerment has ensured(socially as well as legally) equal rights to earn and opportunities to women.

  • There are  many women up liftment policies and programmes like, free education, award schemes for female Child, 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, etc.)

  • The government and media always remain keen to bring to forefront any trivial cause of women so as to garner votes and viewers.

  • Government is getting enough of free funding in the name of women empowerment from foreign countries and  is spending overwhelmingly for so many years for these activities.

  • The solution to bring about equality in the wisdom of government & feminists is to frame and enforce more & more gender biased laws.

Whereas, the earning avenues for Males(from where he will be able to discharge all the legal  responsibility attributed to him) which were earlier mainly available to him, is now depleted to say 50% and is being shared 50-50 or even more by females (this all, while the population growth is ever increasing). Hence, broadly speaking,  it 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 ?

More so, on a level playing 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, however, 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 sole liability of Male , Why?

  • He has to pay maintenance, ligation expenses, residence etc. during dispute or alimony after divorce Why?

  • When the said marriage is broken and both are not discharging their responsibilities of that matrimony, why only husband is penalized ?

and in case of any child from this matrimony,

  • why not  responsibility of welfare of child is shared on 50:50 basis ?

To these very questions, the reasoning or big answer from feminists or government is to stop women being destitute or beggared but it could not be understood then what for women centric welfare policies, programmes, schemes involving huge funding are there ?

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

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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.

Vicious Women Empowerment

June 4, 2010

VICIOUS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN INDIA