Victims of misuse of anti-dowry law demand Welfare Ministry for men

January 20th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin  

By KG Vasuki
Bangalore, Jan 20 (ANI): Victims of misuse of anti-dowry law and Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), held a protest demonstration here today, and demanded the setting up of the Welfare Ministry for mens.
Members of the Save Indian Family Foundation held the demonstration at the M G Road in front of Mahatma Gandhis statue.
They held placards and demanded redrafting of domestic violence laws and making gender issues neutral. They also demanded a commission to address men’s issues.
“Its not just men, but also women of their family, who are victim of the misuse of anti-dowry laws. In every 10 minutes a husband commits suicide in India, but why that is not considered as domestic violence?” asked Uma Challa, a non resident Indian. (ANI)

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