This news about proposal to create so called marriage insurance (but really divorce insurance) could have been ignored but for the fact that this idea about divorce insurance is proposed by Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh, and it has been supported by highest insurance regulatory body in India, the IRDA. So when the biggies are behind some force-the-divorce idea, we have a nagging suspicion that the divorce/domestic violence industry could be behind it.
Here is an interesting news story based on statistics about divorce filings in Mumbai:
Women are playing the waiting game when it comes to getting divorced.
Between January and August this year, divorce cases in Mumbai fell by 23% compared to the corresponding period last year.
Maybe Indian lawmakers need to learn from China rather than aping the West in hastily proposing amendments under Hindu Marriage Act which will give women the power of giving no-fault divorce and take away 50% of husbands’ property(and more) for a marriage which might have lasted only 1 day.
Here is a recent news which sounds interesting in the vein of “dog bites man” variety, but it hides more than it discloses. We attempt to give the hidden story which has not been shared with the readers of news below:
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.
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.
A few photographs are below:
The dharna goes into gear at Town Hall!
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“:
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”.
Increasingly fed-up with ‘sex-starved’ marriages, more and more couples were seeking divorces these days. This was observed by the Delhi High court while upholding a man’s plea for divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty as his wife was refusing to have sex with him.