May 31, 2010

Protest against misuse of gender laws

Filed under: Press_Coverage — Fighting Legal Terror @ 7:40 am




Protest against misuse of gender laws

Bangalore, Feb 15, DHNS:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Around a 100 men belonging to the NGO Family Harmony Society took out a candle light protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue on M G Road against the misuse of gender bias laws.
The protest was against laws such as 498 (A) for dowry harassment, the Domestic Violence Act and CRPC 125, order for maintenance for wives and children. They claimed that the laws were being “heavily misused” by estranged wives to harass husbands and their family members. Further, according to information obtained by the NGO, less than one percent of cases registered were convicted under 498 (A). Their demands included making matrimonial laws gender neutral, introduce punitive action for those misusing the laws and making 498 (A) bailable.

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