Open Letter opposing Renuka Chaudhary as Rajya Sabha Member

To,
Padmabhushan Dr. Chiranjeevi
President,
Prajarajyam Party

Sub: Open letter opposing support to Congress Party for fielding Renuka Choudhary

Respected Sir,

Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), is a non-profit non-funded organization, involved in creating awareness about rampant family-breaking happening in India due to abuse of husbands and their families in various false cases under Section 498A of the IPC, the Domestic Violence Act, Section 125 CrPC, etc.

SIFF is registered under the aegis of the Save Indian Family movement which has around 30 local chapters, 30 NGOs and about 30,000 members all over India actively involved in creating awareness about rampant family breaking due to the use of wrong and unconstitutional laws.

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Press Release – Follow up activities for Family Breaking Awareness Month

PRESS RELEASE

Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) and All India Mothers-in-Law Protection Forum (AIMPF) are pro-family NGOs creating awareness in the society about rampant family-breaking being done by misuse of dowry harassment laws, domestic violence laws, maintenance laws and child custody laws.

On the eve of International Family Day, i.e. on May 14, the above NGOs had conducted a joint press conference and stressed upon the importance of strong families and fatherly role models for children and society. They had also asked the Indian Govt. to take immediate steps to stop family breaking due to misuse of dowry laws, violation of civil liberties of innocents under Section 498A, Domestic Violence laws and promote family harmony. Additionally, they had declared a month long campaign called, “Family Breaking Awareness Campaign”.

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Balm for men

Several laws have been passed in the name of women’s empowerment.
The All India Men’s Welfare Association aims to protect men from domestic
violence and other forms of abuse, reports Nivedita Choudhuri

ASK someone about the problems of women, and a list would emerge that would never seem to end. Ask about men’s problems, and you see only blank faces. Does that mean that men do not have any problem? Or is it that there is no awareness amongst the general public? Or is it just that men are simply taken for granted? If Uma Challa had her way, she would strive to bring in changes.

The All-India Men's Welfare Association wants laws to be enacted to  protect men from harassment
The All-India Men’s Welfare Association wants laws to be enacted to protect men from harassment

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Action for 158 in a day, inaction for 158 daily!

It is really unfortunate that the airplane crash in Mangalore accidentally killed 158 people in a go and the Government has decided to review all airports.
But if we look at the suicide statistics available with the NCRB, for the years 2007 and 2008 (the latest data available from NCRB) every single day 158 husbands (married men) have committed suicide due to,
1. Unrealistic expectations from  the society
2. No acceptance.
3. Continued harassment and no listening at all.
This is nothing short of a cold blooded murder of men by the society.
It is really surprising as the Govt. is ready to take action for 158 killed in a day and is sleeping over 158 being killed daily since the last 2 years and the trend is growing in continuing.
Are husbands disposable for the society?
Is killing husbands a social service?
Is the pain of a mother/sister less when she loses a son/brother than when she loses a daughter/sister?
Do not men deserve a life of peace and dignity?

Domestic Violence claims 170,000 husbands

In the last twelve years (1996 – 2008) 170,000 husbands have been claimed by rampant domestic violence against them. In a shocking revelation of suicide statistics for the year 2008 reveals that almost double the number of married men have committed suicide in comparison to married women as the report attached here corroborates. It states that in the year 2008 57,639 married men committed suicide in comparison to 30,224 married women whereas the same figures for the years 2007 57593 and 30,064, 2006 are 55,452 and 29,869 and for 2005 are 52,483 and 28,188.

While there has been a lot of hue and cry for domestic violence against women with various studies being sponsored for studying the same with tax payers’ money 82% of which comes from men, but sadly enough no study has ever been done in India for studying the prevalence, effects and trends of domestic violence against men or the statistics about it.

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Is Law Minister M Veerappa Moily blind?

Law Minister M Veerappa Moily says, “in a step aimed at removing entrenched gender bias in personal laws,”. Is the gender bias of other anti-male laws like Section 498A, Domestic Violence Act, not visible to him? Is he blind?
Can he not see the violation of civil liberties of millions of people under an unconstitutional law like Section 498A?
Can he not see the elder abuse of parents and senior citizens under Domestic Violence Act which empowers one estranged daughter-in-law to grab a property with a false complaint?

Witness magazine voices SIFF’s concerns

Lex WITNESS’, India’s First Magazine on Legal and Corporate affairs recently carried an article written by President and Co-Founder of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Mr. Pandurang Katti on the much needed reforms in the Hindu Marriage Act.

Click here to download the article.