PRESS RELEASE: Men’s Rights Activists refuse to vote for MPs who will support Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Date: 6th August 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Sub: Men’s Rights Activists refuse to vote for MPs who will support Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Men’s Rights Activists all over India, under the auspices of the Men’s Right Association (MRA) Pune have made a clarion call to the society against the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Terming the bill as extremely anti-male, anti-husband and anti-marriage that seeks to incentivize divorce, men’s rights activists have come out in large numbers against the bill which is supposed to be debated in the current ongoing monsoon session of the parliament.

Activists belonging to the Men’s Rights Association, Pune have highlighted the dangers of passing the bill,

  1. Men will stop marrying after this bill is passed.
  2. Men will stop investing in real estate after this bill is passed.
  3. This law, if passed, shall promote family breaking and divorces.
  4. This law, if passed, will lead to the formation of a fatherless society in India.
  5. Marriages will be converted into property transfer bureau.
  6. Women will marry only for property and shall break short marriages eying property of their soon to be ex-husbands.
  7. This may also lead to promulgation of crime in the society as property is a sensitive issue and if men are forced to part with their hard-earned property merely because their marriage did not work, the social consequences of such a badly designed law can be potentially dangerous.
  8. This law, if passed, will also contribute to the growing tendency of gynophobia (fear of women) in the society.
  9. This law, if passed, shall contribute to the growing number of suicides by married men. Currently every year 64000+ married men commit suicide.
  10. This law, if passed, will leave men bankrupt after divorce as they would lose their property and also face additional extortion under false 498A (Dowry) case, false domestic violence case, false maintenance case.

Activists have urged the Govt. of India, not to pass this bill in this session of the parliament as they feel not enough debate, discussion and deliberations have not been done for the bill and the Govt. has failed to take into consideration the recommendations of the men’s rights activists, some of which are,

  1. Property sharing should not be a blind share of wife in the husband’s property.
  2. The model of China must be followed, only jointly acquired marital property should be considered and whosoever pays for the property gets to keep it.
  3. Contribution that is non-economic in nature cannot be compensated by economic means.
  4. Husband should also have equal and unfettered right to oppose divorce just like a wife.
  5. Judiciary must not have any kind of power/discretion to determine property share should this law be passed.
  6. Hindu Succession Act should be implemented with seriousness and women must first get share in their own parental/ancestral property.
  7. Earning, qualified and educated women should be summarily rejected for either unearned property share or alimony.
  8. Child custody provisions and shared parenting modules must be integrated into the bill.
  9. There must be riders of safety against other false cases like false 498A, false Domestic Violence case, and false maintenance case to protect men.
  10. If property division is to be included then pre-nuptials should also be made mandatory for marriages. If there are no pre-nuptials for a marriage, property division should not be applicable.
  11. Laws must not be made to convert women into economic parasites and men into FREE ATM MACHINES.

Men’s Rights Activists have also declared that any MP who supports this bill without asking for including the above demands won’t be getting votes from the MRA community.

MRA activists will also actively lobby against all such MPs who support the current form of the bill and will ask others also to refrain from voting for those MPs as well.

MRA feels the Govt. of India is making only anti-husband laws and wants to penalize only husbands in the event of a divorce. The Govt. is forgetting the fact that in reality it’s the men who sacrifice the most for marriage.

Most men do not marry until they are well settled in life and have a house of their own and for that, they toil day in and day out in order to eke out a living worth enough to possess a property. And tomorrow, with the passage of this law, if a man tends to lose his hard-earned property, then men and their families see no reason to vote this Govt. back to power or vote for parties in opposition should they fail to oppose this bill in its current anti-male form.

Email: mra-help@mensrightsassociation.org

09823788013 | 09225600956

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7 thoughts on “PRESS RELEASE: Men’s Rights Activists refuse to vote for MPs who will support Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010

  1. Now NDA seems to agree for passing the bills and after the election the next ministry passing this bill is uncertain.If a couple are separated for more than 3 yrs on irrevocable differences it is better to pass this bill and end their misery-continuing does’nt help anyone. It is best to pass the law and make amendments later. The property division on Chinese model has to be tempered in view of our rural conditions.

    • I dont agree. We have to nip the mischief in the bud. IPC 498A dowry law was passed. Now like a python its ready to swallow any one. No ammendment has been made so far. Shall we have to wait for more innocent men to be slaughtered before our blind government gets some vision for justice and come out of its Gandhari status ?

    • @ramanamurty, is marriage for property division? And you say that amendments can be brought later. That means, let the women loot the men and amendments can come after a long time taking a heavy toll. What are you saying?

  2. This article is good and well in time, The caption is given as “Men’s Rights Activists refuse to vote for M. Ps who will support Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010” to be changed as “ALL MEN, WOMEN (Mothers and Sisters) should refuse to vote for all M Ps who voted for Domestic Violence Act, 2005 on 2006 and Marriage Law (Amendment) who will vote”

    In Fact as per Constitution Parliament can pass the Laws after through discussion with the reasons of they are representing all Indian Public, and it should not affect any Indians Individual Rights safeguarded by Indian Constitution, but the Law should be drafted by LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA by understanding the situations and based on “JUSTICE TO ALL”.

    What is Happening in India is just they refer USA and whatever they vomit in USA are made into Laws, In fact USA Dollar is Rs.60 plus and in the same ways Their DEMOCRATIC VALUE IS 60 times more than our India. Like in India their Administrative Set Up is not corrupted and it is very fair and genuine. They are strong in Political set up and honesty in following that but in India both are corrupted.Nearly 20 years back then American President was Mr. BILL CLINTON was Investigated by American Court, but in India even a ward councilor crimes can not be investigated by our police departments due to too much political interventions. In USA All Administrative Staff are maintained by OUTSOURCE and the guarantee of Job is depends on Performance but salary is more, but in India in earlier periods all was under Government Control, Mrs. Gandhi Nationalized 14 Private Banks just one day and now the Government’s intention of making private or grouping into 4 are not easy. In India anybody can become M P and we the people are ready to vote any Damn and Dicky. It is the mistakes of our people who are voting without any principles and habits of voting for winning parties and think their votes should not be wasted for losing party, again our public are assuming the elections as (THER THIRUVILA) as festival and just one day leave, cash for votes and vote for caste and religion etc., also happening. Like People Like Government. First of people wish to have good governance, but all are divided and just wasting their MASS POWER, If once people United and Select the right candidate then OUR INDIA IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

    What we need to do on 2014 Parliament Election is to vote out those who were are voted for D V Act, 2005 and many black laws, People have to give rest to all old politicians in all parties and try to select GENUINE CANDIDATES in all Parties. Experience is the mother of Invention, we got enough experiences, we burned our own fingers by voting wrong parliamentarians and right now one chance and ARE THE PEOPLE GOING TO USE THEIR OWN WISDOM or NOT? and that is the only question remaining now in India.

  3. “In Sanskrit” Yattra nari aastu, poojantey ramentey, tattra deevta.
    Dear Readers, I do appreciate your concern, we shouldn’t be blind followers or compare yourself with what the other did or expect us to do or practicing. We talk about the women protection, means our sister, daughter, mother or wife should be safe. I believe in Bharat, we have patriarchal and matriarchal systems, from the beginning women of Bharat have been given equal status, be it anything. Recently in western world women got the right to vote or stand with men in society.
    Now most of the MNCs prefer India, cheep english speaking labour, effectent, hardworking and with this all they hire womens, as scientifically proven that table or sitting work females do better compared to males. Most of the Indian womens simple but much attractive than the girls of westen continents and most of the heads are NRI and westreners, now the poblem is, these heads get attracted easily, but most of Indian womens maintain the saintity of virginhood or be of husbands only.
    So this ideology is not favourable to those who want to have diffrent taste, because once they will get married then life long connection or responsibility, they want to stop it.
    Therefore they want ammendment in the bill, to have free go.
    But it is India, we believe in accounability, being father, husband, brother or kid. Not like western world wherein after eighteen child has to leave for his bread and butter, where parents remain rerely together, but often with first, second or may fifth wife/husband insame home.
    We see and grow with parents and grand together, being responsible “lets take this responsibility, thats manhood …. keep it up”

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