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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?