PRESS RELEASE: Men lack freedom of personal choices in a patriarchal world

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Men lack freedom of personal choices in a patriarchal world

Vinay (name changed), aged 18 years wanted to become a jingles writer for ads as he enjoyed doing the work and was good at it too. However, his parents wanted him to do something more ‘traditional’ like service/job because that would guarantee regular income for his ‘future family’ and did not allow him to explore his passion.

Mohan (name changed), aged about 37 years was tired of working for 19 long years repaying education loan, marriage loan and then home loan as his wife had put a condition that she would marry him only after he owns a house.

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Press Release: All India Forgotten Women of India boycott observing International Women’s Day

Subject: All India Forgotten Women’s Association announces boycott of International Women’s Day

About All India Forgotten Women’s Association:

All India Forgotten Women’s Association (AIFWA), a group of bereaved, beleaguered, harassed, distraught and tortured women of India, has decided to boycott observing the International Women’s Day which happens to fall on the 8th of March. AIFWA gives a face and a voice to those mothers and sisters of husbands who have been harassed by women and women-centric laws and have nowhere to go. AIFWA gives a platform to women smitten by feminism to voice their woes and seek justice for the injustice done to them.

The Problem:

A lot of false cases are making their way to the courts under Section 498A (dowry law), Domestic Violence Act, various Maintenance sections in order to harass husband and his family and encash a bad marriage. These cases are primarily targeted to harass the husband and his family in order to coax them for an out of court settlement which more often than not involves huge alimony to the tune of millions and crores.

Often the entire family of the husband including small children, pregnant sisters, old parents, are named in the FIR in order to put pressure on the husband. It is ironical that, at the pretext of one woman, on average, 3 other women suffer who are the husband’s relatives.

Do you know?

  1. Every year close to 40,000 women are arrested in false dowry cases without trial or investigation on the basis of one uninvestigated complaint as per arrest data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. In the five years period from 2004 – 2009, close to 2,00,000 innocent women have been arrested in false dowry cases, while the British Government arrested just 20,000 women in 40 years as per arrest data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  3. Domestic Violence act has forced senior citizens to leave homes built by their own hard-earned money and live on footpaths and gurudwaras due to faulty orders of right to residence being passed against husband and his family.
  4. There is no provision of remedy for a woman harassed by her daughter-in-law or sister-in-law (brother’s wife).
  5. All the women-centric laws are, in reality, wife-centric laws and they discriminate amongst women and do not provide relief to mothers and sisters of husband when the wife and her family inflict violence onto them.
  6. As per study done by National Family Health Survey, women face 8 times more violence in their natal homes, at the hands of their mothers compared to that at the hands of their mothers-in-law post marriage.
  7. Every year more than 62000 husbands commit suicide as per data provided by the Home Ministry and not a single wife has been punished so far. None of the mothers or sisters of those men have received justice for the death of their sons or brothers.
  8. Feminists do not consider mothers and sisters of husband as women?
  9. When a distressed mother-in-law approaches the National Commission for Women for help, she is turned down as the alleged perpetrator is her daughter-in-law?
  10. These women have no platform to voice their concerns.

Boycott of International Women’s Day and Celebration of Forgotten Women’s Day

All India Forgotten Women’s Association have decided to boycott the “International Women’s Day” which falls on March 8th and have instead decided to observe “Forgotten Women’s Day” on March 9th, a day after International Women’s Day as a mark of protest against inter-gender and intra-gender discriminatory stands taken by feminists. The stands taken by feminists are just aimed at poisoning man-woman relationships in the society in order to monetize every intra-gender relationship under the cute name of “Women Empowerment”.

As the Govt. of India currently does not recognize the rights of these women, and passes laws as per the demands of the feminist lobby or the wife-centric lobby, these women have decided to call themselves as the “All India Forgotten Women’s Association” because amidst the feminist hoopla, the society/government/media has somewhere forgotten that mothers and sisters of husband are women too and need protection from abusive wives and their vicious and greedy families.

The Event

In order to mark the protest, register the boycott of International Women’s Day and observe the Forgotten Women’s Day, AIFWA announces a Dharna followed by peaceful protest march on the 9th of March 2013 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Hundreds of mothers and sisters, supported by victimized husbands will be participating in the event to voice their grievances.

In spirit, they will be supported by thousands of members all over India belonging to various NGOs under the umbrella of the Save Indian Family (SIF) movement.

This event is being supported by at least 40 NGOs all over India like All India Mother-in-law Protection Forum (AIMPF), Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI), Mothers and Sisters of Husbands Against Abuse of Law (MASHAAL), Save Family Foundation (SFF), Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Pati Pariwar Kalyan Samity (PPKS), Army Against Dowry Law Misuse (AADMI), Hridaya, SIFF Andhra Pradesh, SIFF Nagpur, Indian Family Foundation, Men’s Rights Association (MRA), Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) to name a few.

These NGOs are spread across the country in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mysore, Kanpur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh, etc. and carry a cumulative strength of at least 50, 000 members who have been victimized by misuse of dowry laws and domestic violence laws.

Our Demands

AIFWA places the following demand on Forgotten Women’s Day before the society and Govt.

We want NCW/Government to define specifically what is meant by “Woman”. Is she a mother, Is she a sister, Is she a mother-in-law, Is she a sister-in-law or Is she only a Wife.

Define clearly “Woman” in your Bye Laws.

  • We demand a separate cell in NCW to look after the grievances of Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law. 
  • Every year more than 40,000 innocent women are arrested without any investigation over last 5 years under IPC Section 498A. We demand a public apology to these women, as the Government has done nothing to address the grievances of these women. 
  • Reform National Commission for Women and Women and Child Development Ministry to include mothers and sisters as women, in their definition of women. 
  • There is no law to protect a Woman from her son’s in laws. We demand a separate law for the protection of such Women.
  • Stop the discrimination against mothers and sisters of husband.
  • Stop the misuse of dowry laws and domestic violence laws.
  • Take steps to reduce suicides by Our Sons/Brothers.

Scrap all gender biased laws and bring in gender neutral laws only.

PRESS RELEASE : The International Association of Masculinists’ denounces India’s new gender biased divorce laws

PRESS RELEASE

 

Subject:

The International Association of Masculinists’ denounces India’s new gender biased divorce laws.

Introduction:

The International Association of Masculinists‘ ( Masculinists.Net ) is a Men’s Rights Organization serving tens of thousands of Masculinist Activists around the world with more than two thousand in India alone. It provides numerous resources for the Global Community of Masculinists and it is dedicated to creating a world where Men are seen as worthy of kindness, respect and love.

India’s new gender biased divorce laws:

India has just seen tabled before the Cabinet, an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act entitled Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010. This bill sets human rights in India back decades and perhaps hundreds of years. Masculinists spoke against this bill as far back as 2010 informing the Indian Government of the gross degrees of misandry ( hatred of males ) this bill supports. Among the more disgusting forms of misandry this bill would enact we find the following:

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Press release on “RIGHT TO LIFE for men” campaign

INSAAF (Indian Social Awareness and Activism Forum)
Press release on “RIGHT TO LIFE for men” campaign

Domestic Violence has driven over 780,000 Married Men to suicide!

Married Indian Males are losing the most fundamental right of all, THE “RIGHT TO LIFE”. It is not at all uncommon to see people laughing whenever a married men tries to express his problems or says that his spouse and in – laws are torturing him. The audience might find it funny but it is a sad reality for those 61453 married men who were driven to take their own lives in 2010 being unable to bear the torture and lakhs more such who continue to live an abused life without even a semblance of acceptance of abuse. This was as per the data presented by the National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB), Home Ministry report released by Hon’ble Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday, the 27th of October 2011.

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Home affairs, in the last fifteen years (1995 – 2010) over 776812 married men have been claimed by rampant domestic violence against them. In a shocking revelation of suicide statistics for the year 2010 reveals that once again almost double the number of married men have committed suicide in comparison to married women as the report attached here corroborates. The rate at which the suicide rates of married men are increasing according to the govt reports from 1995 is truly astounding(See Annexure).  The figures for a last few years also are equally concerning. Continue reading

NCFM, Bangalore celebrates International Men’s Day on 19th November 2010

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Sub: NCFM, Bangalore celebrates International Men’s Day on 19th November 2010

About NCFM:

The National Coalition for Men (NCFM) is a nonprofit educational organization that raises awareness about the ways sex discrimination affects men and boys. Operating since 1977, NCFM is the oldest U.S. based men’s rights group. NCFM has recently launched its Bangalore chapter and is proud to announce the celebration of International Men’s Day on the 19th of November, 2010.

About International Men’s Day:

International Men’s Day (IMD) was started by Dr. Jeremy Teelucksing, on November 19th 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies) and was supported by the United Nations. The event received wide support from men’s groups in USA, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Indian men’s rights activists celebrated the same for the first time in India on 19th November 2007. Since then, it has been celebrated every year thereafter.

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Press Invite – SIFF organizes press conference to announce 3rd Men’s Rights Conference

Invitation for Press Conference

To,
Sub: Invitation for Press conference on Monday, 9th August 2010 at 12: 00 Noon at Press Club, Bangalore

Respected Sir / Madam,

Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), a men’s rights organization is organizing a press conference to announce the details of the 3rd Men’s Rights Conference 2010. The press conference will be conducted on the 9th of August 2010, Monday at 12 noon.

We cordially invite your media correspondents / cameramen to this Press Conference and grace the occasion.

We look forward to your active participation in making the event a grand success.

Thanks and Regards,

Virag
Public Relations Officer
Save Indian Family Foundation, Bangalore

Contact Persons

Virag: 99863 78801 (English)

Pandurang Katti: 93428 53272 (English)

Shiva Shankara: 97431 83369(Kannada)

Press Release: Sexual harassment at workplace Bill will spawn a new extortion industry

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Subject: Sexual harassment at workplace Bill will spawn a new extortion industry

This press conference is being conducted by a coalition of NGO’s under the umbrella of the Save Indian Family (SIF) movement. All NGO’s are non-funded, non-profit NGOs fighting for, Gender Equality, Judicial accountability and balanced laws by creating awareness towards the creation of balanced gender neutral laws so that they are both constitutional and provide justice to all individuals irrespective of gender and sexual orientation. This press conference has been scheduled to highlight the undemocratic law making process of India and expose the fascist nature of the same. Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill (SHWB) is in its current form is unacceptable for a sane and just society because

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