What an unfortunate occasion for biggest democratic country, India. A country which deprives men of their basic human rights! Owing to such arrangements against men, father’s who are being alienated from their kids decided to go on hunger strike on 7th and 8th March 2015 in Freedom park Bangalore! Let me reiterate the reasons why men have decided of such a step?
Fathers, the silent victims and sufferers of gender bias in family court system and the society, are now voicing their concerns.
1. Tired of being treated as FREE ATM MACHINES and SPERM DONORS, they speak up.
2. Tired of being treated as a visitor in their own child’s life, they come forward.
3. Exasperated with the high-handedness of a gynocentric family court system, fathers in Bangalore now say, “Enough is Enough”.
4. Having knocked many doors and having approached the temple of justice and returning high and dry, now
victimized and distressed fathers come down to streets.
5. With no one listening to the woes and plight of these grieving fathers and supported by the Father’s Rights Wing of Save Indian Family Foundation, these fathers have decided to sit on a hunger strike in Bangalore in order to take their voices forward.
Apart from the above stated reasons, Men’s rights movement have been witnessing lots of injustice happening to men for a long time now. Viz, 498a, DV and CRPC 125. Also, kids are being alienated from their biological fathers and are being used as extortion tools if the father want to see his kids.
MRM has witnessed millions of innocent men and their families being sent to jail on mere accusations (Obviously false) from their disgruntled wives. They spend nights in jail which haunts them for the rest of their lives. Apart from being sent to jail men are harassed in CAW (Crime against women cells), which are meant for young married women only. Why I say so is evident from a RTI reply from west Bengal women commission and CAW headquarter in Delhi, which clearly states that helping elderly women and registering their cases is not on their agenda. I fail to understand the so called “Agenda” behind the fact that CAW cells and Women commission is unable to even file a complaint from elderly women from accused family.
From CAW cells to mediation centres and then bail process. Men are bound to shell out huge money on pretext of getting bail; which again is their basic human Right. The Judiciary, system and police department are actively involved in this extortion business in the name of bail. After shelling out huge money in the name of bail starts the never ending process of trial and finally after some 5 to 15 years of rigorous fight the person is acquitted of all charges. The acquitted is lucky enough to see the day, because thousands of men are unable to handle the undue pressure from every corner and they give up by ending their lives.
This fact is evident from the data collected from National Crime records Bureau (NCRB). Data clearly states that the number of married men who commit suicides has always been higher than women. 63K+ married men unfortunately ended their lives alone in 2012 owing to this undue pressure.
Data Source: NCRB
Interestingly, Family problem is highest across all heads due to which men commit suicide. The percentage is 25.6%.
Data Source: NCRB
Owing to all the above stated reasons and all the injustice being happening to men, SIFF-FRW goes on a hunger strike. Anyone and everyone who wish to be a part of the hunger strike can join SIFF.