Cops asked to exercise caution in dowry cases

Recent news in Bangalore, Karnataka says: cops asked to exercise caution in dowry cases.  Well really, this is nothing new but circular issued in Oct 2010 which maybe Bangalore police is re-discovering now that there has been high-profile murder cases due to fear of false cases, and also request by major IT companies in Bangalore to police to not arrest (everyone in family and the dog) merely on filing of a dowry harassment (IPC 498a) case on husband. read more

More Indian men committing suicide because of divorce

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Divorce-driving-people-to-suicide-Report/articleshow/14571696.cms

Dipak Kumar Dash, TNN | Jul 2, 2012, 03.08AM IST

NEW DELHI: Divorce, “illegitimate pregnancy” and professional/career problems seem to be pushing more people to commit suicide. According to the NCRB report, in 2011, at least 16 people committed suicide every hour and the total figure was 1.35 lakh. read more

All India Protest against proposed Marriage Law Amendment Bill 2010 (Commonly known as IrBM)

A protest (dharna) was organised by Centre for Men’s Rights in Bangalore, India on 26th May against Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which introduces Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage (IrBM) as a valid ground for divorce.  Similar protests have been organised in other cities like Mumbai and Pune. read more

Domestic violence by mothers and Social engineering in Malaysia

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/06/09/most-child-abusers-are-parents-survey-malaysia.html

A recent government survey in Malaysia reveals that more child abuse is done by mothers than fathers.  So much for the feminist propaganda which shows men and fathers are perpetual perpetrators of domestic violence and women and children as hapless victims. read more

More Indian soldiers dying from suicide than in line of duty in J&K

Male disposability is inherent in society, and some may even argue that a soldier takes on a job which is inherently life-risking and that they are paid to be soldiers.  But these soldiers who committed suicides were not told before they joined army in J&K that they are more likely to die from suicide than in defending the country! read more

Australia turns back on children and fathers

http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/australia-celebrates-false-accusation-awareness-week/

For the first time in Australian history these amendments were passed through parliament without bipartisan political support, and then only after a late night stifling of debate in the Senate. These changes in effect give unsubstantiated allegations of family violence primacy above the rights of the child to an ongoing and meaningful relationship with both parents whilst effectively removing legislated penalties for perjury. [1] read more

Photos from 26th May Dharna

Media coverage after dharna at Town Hall, Bangalore

We had conducted dharna against Marriage Laws Amendment (2010) Bill on Saturday, 26th May, 2012 in front of Town Hall, Bangalore.  Here are some of the coverage and discussion in media due to our dharna:

1. Article dated 27th May 2012 on the 3B, Bangalore edition of Prajavani (Deccan Herald Group) with the tag line “Mahila daurjanya Purushara prathibatane“: read more

Dharna against Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Centre for Men’s Rights (http://menrights.org) aims to promote men’s welfare and their human rights and prevent abuse of men’s rights. We aim to reduce suicide rate of men and create more acceptability and choices for men in society.

We have strongly condemned approval by union cabinet recently to changes in Hindu Marriage Act under “Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010”. read more

Quota for men students may be good idea

Recent news mentioned about proposal in St Stephen’s college, Delhi about instituting 40% quota for men in admissions.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/62844-stephens-shows-the-way-with-mens-quota.html

To preserve what was once an all “male” bastion, the Supreme Council of St Stephen’s College has decided to reserve 40 per cent of seats in the college for male students. read more