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Another anti-male law on the way for legal extortion from husbands, feels MRAs
25th July 2014, will be considered as another black day in the history of male disposability and biased ness towards men. Today a BJD MP will propose Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in the parliament as a Private Member's bill.

This bill is equally dangerous to IrBM which stands lapsed due to constant efforts of MRA's. This bill say: pay no fault maintenance to wife which in no case the amount of maintenance granted under this section shall be less than two-fifths of the gross monthly income of the husband.

More over this bill also provides, RTR (Right to Residence) to the wife, with husband and his family having no access to that portion of the house, however, wife will have access to the entire property.

Moreover, right of the husband to sell or in any way dispose of any property in which his Abandoned wife is living by virtue of sub-section (1) shall remain suspended till, on a Petition by either party, a decree is made under section 13 or 13B or till the expiry of one year from the restitution of conjugal rights of the abandoned wife under section 9 or otherwise.".

All the Men'' Rights Groups under Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) vehemently oppose this bill as this bill is again a violation of the constitutional rights of Husbands. The preliminary objections are as follows:

  1. This bill only talk about amending Hindu marriage act thus it is discriminatory.

  1. This bill violates article 14 of the Indian Constitution which does not allow discrimination on the basis of caste creed and gender.

  1. This bill does not talk about women abandoning husbands. How would it be determined.

  1. The Right to residence remedy is already available in DV act 2005 (PWDVA – Protection of Women from Domestic violence Act 2005), so there is no need of another law which talks about the same remedies.

  1. The bill provides another lethal weapon to the disgruntled wives who make false complaints to fulfil their ulterior motives.

  1. 2/5th of the husbands Gross Salary comes out to be 40% (ON GROSS SALARY), then after the husband will have to also pay the tax on the income. This would result in financial hardship to husband himself as he has the responsibilities of his parents as well.

  1. This bill does not talk about earning wives. What if the wife is earning and also, what if she leaves her job voluntarily just to get the maintenance, even after deserting the husband.

  1. Maintenance laws viz CRPC 125 and DV Act 2005 is already in place for a wife to claim maintenance. Why do we need another law when we are aware of the gross misuse of above stated laws.

There are many more objection to this bill and Save Indian Family Foundation strongly opposes the bill as proposed and demand this bill be discouraged at the very initial stage as this bill if allowed would bring severe distress in the society and would increase Crime as this bill is incentivizing the separation. This bill is unconstitutional as it just talks about women and has overlooked the financial implications of men.

Marriage is being declared as a severe crime though these gender biased laws and the fear of Men resisting on getting marriage would increase. Number of married men committing suicides will also increase as such bill leaves no option to the men.

If men are so unwanted, then I as a Men's Right's activist would urge the Modi Government to declare Men as either second citizens of India or not at all citizens of India. Because Men don't care about a country where they are not treated as human beings. I doubt Men would ever be able to say "Proud to be an Indian". 


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