What an unfortunate situation for the world’s biggest democratic country, India. It is a country which deprives women of their basic human rights! Owing to such arrangements against women, mothers who are being alienated from their kids have declared they will go on a hunger strike on March 7th and 8th 2015 in Freedom park Bangalore!
Let me reiterate the reasons why women have decided of such a step:
Mothers, the silent victims and sufferers of gender bias in the family court system and society, are now voicing their concerns.
- Tired of being treated as FREE AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES and SPERM DONORS, they speak up.
Tired of being treated as a visitor in their own child’s life, they come forward.
Exasperated with the high-handedness of a gynocentric family court system, mothers in Bangalore now say, “Enough is Enough.”
Having knocked many doors and having approached the temple of justice and returning high and dry, now victimized and distressed mothers come down to the streets.
With no one listening to the woes and plight of these grieving mothers and supported by the Mother’s Rights Wing of Save Indian Family Foundation, these mothers have decided to sit on a hunger strike in Bangalore in order to take their voices forward.
Apart from the above stated reasons, the Women’s Rights Movement has been witnessing lots of injustice happening to women for a long time now. Viz, 498a (Anti Dowry Law), DV (Domestic Violence) and CRPC 125 (Maintenance). Also, kids are being alienated from their biological mothers and are being used as extortion tools if the mother wants to see her kids. The MRM has witnessed millions of innocent women and their families being sent to jail on mere accusations (obviously false) from their disgruntled husbands. They spend nights in jail which haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Apart from being sent to jail women are harassed in CAW (crimes against men) cells, which are meant for young married men only. Why I say so is evident from an RTI reply from west Bengal men’s commission and CAW headquarters in Delhi, which clearly states that helping elderly men and registering their cases is not on their agenda. I fail to understand the so-called “Agenda” behind the fact that CAW cells and the men’s commission are unable to even file a complaint from elderly men from accused families. From CAW cells to mediation centres and then the bail process, women are bound to shell out huge sums of money on pretext of getting bail; which again is their basic human right.
The Judiciary and police department are actively involved in this extortion business in the name of “bail.” After shelling out huge sums of money in the name of bail starts the never-ending process of trial and finally after some 5 to 15 years of rigorous fighting the person is acquitted of all charges. The acquitted is lucky enough to see the day, because thousands of women are unable to handle the undue pressure from every corner and they give up by ending their lives. This fact is evident from the data collected from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Data clearly states that the number of married women who commit suicide has always been higher than men. 63K+ married women unfortunately ended their lives alone in 2012 owing to this undue pressure.
Data Source: NCRB
Interestingly, family problems are highest across all heads due to which women commit suicide. The percentage is 25.6%.
Data Source: NCRB
Owing to all the above stated reasons and all the injustices happening to women, SIFF-FRW goes on a hunger strike. Anyone and everyone who wish to be a part of the hunger strike can join SIFF.