The rise and the fall of the men’s right movement in India

19th July 2005 – The Honorable Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement in which it said that “Misuse of Section 498A against men and their families unleashes a new form of Legal Terrorism against them”.

Not only did the Supreme Court acknowledge that the dowry law was being used to trap innocent men with false cases, a new coin was also termed for the same. And after that, various bloggers writing on men’s issues filed the internet with the phrase “Legal Terrorism”.

Today, 19th July 2017, 12 years hence, yet even in Section 498A, much hasn’t changed in India for men, let alone any other issues faced by men.

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PARTICIPATION – The Key to success of men’s rights movement

Today, though we have close to 3K members, very few members are participating in writing emails within the group and most of them read the mails written by the enthusiastic PARTICIPANTS whose numbers would be around 100-150.
It is pertinent to realize that when affected members cannot participate in writing inside a closed group, how can awareness of men’s rights be created?
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Often new members might feel constrained as to how can they contribute. Here’s the key to that – PARTICIPATION.
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1. Members can participate in creating awareness of men’s issues, men’s rights by writing blogs, putting comments on articles in news websites, writing regular emails to authorities, etc.
2. Members can participate in becoming a PAIN IN THE ASS (PITAji) to the Government by writing RTIs on various subjects and holding the neck of the Government.
3. Members can participate in enriching legal knowledge by doing self-study, forming peer and buddy groups and discussing the same in their local chapters.
4. Members can participate in listening to stories of other people and share pain and at the same time get empowered.
5. Members can participate in joining the protest against oppressive laws by sending faxes to the law ministry, writing letters to various Government authorities, attending Dharnas, roadshows etc.
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And so and so forth. Above is only a trailer of how members can participate. I am sure members can come up with more innovative ideas of PARTICIPATION.
Hence we see that PARTICIPATION is the key. The more members will PARTICIPATE, the stronger men’s rights movement will grow which in turn will lead to lesser and lesser abuse of men and ultimately it is the PARTICIPANTS who are going to benefit out of the PARTICIPATION.
Choice however, lies with the members, whether they want to be PARTICIPANTS or SPECTATORS.

Today, though we have close to 3K members, very few members are participating in writing emails within the group and most of them read the mails written by the enthusiastic PARTICIPANTS whose numbers would be around 100-150.

It is pertinent to realize that when affected members cannot participate in writing inside a closed group, how can awareness of men’s rights be created?

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Often new members might feel constrained as to how can they contribute. Here’s the key to that – PARTICIPATION.

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