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May 31, 2010

Announcing the launch of Family Harmony Society

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PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Announcing the launch of Family Harmony Society – a NGO registered under “The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960”, to promote “family harmony” and “gender equality”, head quartered in Bangalore.

About FHS:

FHS is a Non Governmental Organization promoting the cause of “family harmony” and “gender equality”.

Misuse of Gender Biased laws & official statistics:

ü   Most of the laws wrt the matrimonial disputes are “Gender Biased” and they are heavily misused to take revenge with husband and his families.

ü   Our NGO collected data from Bangalore police through RTI and found that conviction rate in 498a is less than 1%.

ü   Official data from NCRB says that between 2005-2007, number of males who committed suicide is 1,65,528 whereas number of females who committed suicide is 88,121

Aims, Objectives & Demand:

ü   To promote family harmony in the society.

ü   To create awareness for the gender equal society.

ü   To create awareness in the government, police, judiciary that gender biased laws are highly misused and abused.

ü   Rationalize the alimony and maintenance laws.

ü   Punishment for those misusing the laws made for need y.

ü   To bring IPC 498a under civil law and make it bailable and compoundable.

ü   No arrest in case of these gender biased laws without the written permission of the police officer of the rank of ACP/DCP/SP.

ü   No arrest in case of these gender biased laws without proper investigation and evidence.

ü   No arrest of women, children and elderly people.

ü   Abolish same relief under different act. E.g. a woman can seek maintenance under DV Act, Crpc 125 and HMA (Hindu Marriage Act).

Activities of FHS:

ü   To conduct seminars and press conference etc for awareness.

ü   Help victim of Gender biased laws by establishing helpline in different cities.

ü   Write petitions to the Government that these laws are highly biased towards women and highly misused.

ü   Obtain officially data from Government and study to expose the lies of National Commission of Women (NCW) that it is always women who needs protection.

ü   File Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme court/High Court to get appropriate relief for the suffering husbands.

ü   To conduct studies for the issues such as violence against men, effect of misuse of gender biased laws on society and make these laws gender neutral.

ü   Collect data through RTI (Right to information Act) regarding misuse of the gender biased laws.

ü   To create awareness in the government, police, judiciary that whereas there are multiple forums and Act’s for the women to seek help and relief but no forum for men to seek help in case of distress due to gender biased laws.

ü   To establish helpline for the victims of women biased laws in case of distress in different cities.

ü   Conduct weekly meeting of the victims of gender biased laws for help, advice and counseling

ü   Organize Dharna, Seminar & protest etc in partnership with organization with similar aims and objectives.

ü   To help victims of gender biased laws such as IPC 498a, IPC 304B, Crpc125, Domestic violence Act etc.

Current & planned activities:

ü   We are in the process of collecting data for a PIL to be filed in High Court of Karnataka regarding the issue of misuse of Multiple Maintenance claims.

ü   We have organized a “Candle Light Protest” at Mahatma Gandhi Statue on 14Feb2010 to protest injustice happening to Husbands due to “Multiple Maintenance” and “Heavy Maintenance” even to wives who are “Highly qualified” and are earning.

ü   We conduct regular weekly meetings on Sunday at Indira Nagar park and offer free advice and counseling’s.

For more information please contact:

P Suresh, President                                                                                                         M Mahesh, General Secretary    

Family Harmony Society                                                                                                                       Family Harmony Society

+91-9880141531                                                                                                                                        +91-9845448472

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