Jamshedpur: Purush Aayog Rashtriya Samanvya Samiti has demanded that a commission for men should be set up on the lines of National Commission for Women (NCW) to look into grievances of men.
The NGO will hold a one-day protest and hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 2, 2018. More than ten thousand men representing 40 social organisations and who have been harassed by women will be part of the hunger strike.
Mohanlal Agarwal, Chief Patron and Ramnath Das, general secretary of NGO Save Indian Innocent Family on Friday said that a law similar to several laws made for the protection of women, should also made for the convenience of men “suffering at the hands of their wives”.
Addressing a press conference at Tulsi Bhawan, Ramnath Das two BJP MPs of Uttar Pradesh Harinarayan Rajbhar, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member from Ghosi, and Anshul Verma, the party MP from Hardoi, have demanded that a commission be set up to look into the complaints of men. The two MPs said they have raised the issue in Parliament too.
‘The Central government should take up the matter on priority and take a decision. “I am not saying every woman is wrong or every man is wrong. So, there should be a ‘front’ to deal with the issues of the menfolk as men are committing suicide on being harassed by women, and false cases are being lodged against them. Once a men’s commission is formed, it will act as an appropriate forum for men to seek justice. Men are toured by the police in several false cases of dowry, molestation etc and men are being made to suffer”, Das added.
Ramnath Das further informed that there was a need to amend Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code to prevent its misuse. The provision deals with cruelty to women, including harassment for dowry, by husbands and relatives of husbands. He claimed that Section 498A has become a tool to harass men.
Das said over 27 lakh people were wrongfully arrested between 1998 and 2015 in such cases.
Also present at the press meet were Harsh Kumar Singh, Mannu Mishra, AK Vishwakarma, Omprakash Khandelwal and others.