Violence within the confines of home by the so-called ‘protectors’ or domestic violence is a serious problem. Studies conducted worldwide show that domestic violence permeates all cultures, cut across the boundaries of class, caste or age and affect women globally. It has been reported that between one quarter and one half of all women have been abused by intimate partners and between forty percent of female murder victims are killed by intimate partners and her extra marital Affair Partners. Similarly most of married men are mentally harassed Every day but it goes unnoticed, because there are no laws to Protect them and they are Ashamed to report it, Even reported no one will believe in them
Violence within an intimate relationship is a violation of Spouse dignity and has devastating physical, emotional, financial and social effects on children, families and communities around the world. Therefore, it is essential to create an environment where partners can live free from violence. Victims of violence often suffered silently till recent times with little recognition of their plight. This began to change in 1980s when activists locally and internationally raised voice against physical, psychological and emotional abuse of partner within the confines of home. Gradually domestic violence has been recognized as a legitimate human right issue and a significant threat to health and well being of the spouse. Several countries have enacted laws and developed policies to protect spouse from domestic violence.
In India too, domestic violence has been criminalize since 1983 when amendments were made in the criminal law and Section 498-A IPC was inserted. However, experiences of organizations working with women show that this legal provision penalizes the perpetrator but it could not help victim of violence. For instance, battered women had no right to reside in shared household under criminal law and to apply for injunctions she has to knock the doors of civil courts thus it needs running from pillar to post to seek justice. The women’s movement in India, therefore, since 1990s has made demand for a civil law on this issue. However, it is only in 2005 that Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was enacted. It came into operation after October 26, 2006 once the rules were framed. This law provides civil remedy to the victims of crime of domestic violence. A woman can now obtain protection orders, residence order, custody order, maintenance order and various other relief’s under the Act.
Unfortunately in India, Government made laws to Protect women only, as world over Feminism failing in its grip to make women centric laws, but Blind Law makers of India making more and more laws in women favor, and recently they enacted new Law of 33% Reservation for women, Indian Law makers think all men are Villains and all women are Victims of Men
Indian women already have several Laws to Protect their Interest, Like
(1) The crimes identified under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
(i) Rape (sec.376 IPC)
(ii) Kidnapping & abduction for different purposes (sec.363 – 373 IPC)
(iii) Homicide for Dowry, Dowry Deaths or their attempts (sec.302/304-B of IPC)
(iv) Torture, both mental and physical (sec.498-A of IPC)
(v) Molestation (sec.354 of IPC)
(vi) Sexual harassment (sec.509 of IPC) (referred to in the past as Eve-teasing)
(vii) Importation of girls (upto 21 years of age) (sec.366-B of IPC)
(2) The crimes identified under the Special laws, such as :
(i) Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987
(ii) Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
(iii) Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
(iv) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
(v) Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
and not a Single Law for men to Protect their Rights.
As per this survey http://new.abanet.org/domesticviolence/Pages/Statistics.aspx
it says 16% of men are raped and equal number of men are Victimised by wives [ In a 1995-1996 study conducted in the 50 States and the District of Columbia, nearly 25% of women and 7.6% of men were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or dating partner/acquaintance at some time in their lifetime (based on survey of 16,000 participants, equally male and female). ]
So Men are raped too but there are no Laws to protect them,
Men are Killed by their wives and also with the help of wives Lovers
Men are kidnapped
Men are mentally harassed, humiliated and Tortured.
Other than this men are falsly victimised under various women centric laws, As per officials 98% such complaints are False, still men are jailed along with his old aged Parents without any investigations. I will not give my own statistics on this, anyone can browse on net and search for words “misuse of dowry law” “IPC 498A” “domestic Violence law misuse” etc and you will know the truth. Above all this for misusing these laws modern women will not get any Punishment, and most of the Divorce / maintenance / custody laws goes in women favor, even she is at fault.
and poor innocent man do not have single Law for them. Why this Protection only for women, is it crime to be BORN as men….?
can anyone show single law for Indian Men. PLEASE.