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Like women's commission, there should be men's commission?
Women face many issues and problems in society and this cannot be denied by any sensible and sensitive person, leaving aside foolish kind of chauvinists or extremely biased people.The situation of women is worse in developing countries vis-à-vis the developed nations.
Dowry, sexual harassment, physical and mental torture are some of the issues faced by women in developing nations, including Indian women. In this aspect, national and state level women commissions have their special and specific roles and relevance which are tailor-made to cater to the specific women related problems and women issues.

But there is another aspect that needs to be given attention. It is the men’s problems. It is true that men related problems are much lesser as compared to that of women but in the changing social, cultural scenario, these problems are acquiring further heights and seriousness. While some 50 years ago, possibly no one would have thought that a man would face any problem for being a male, today there are ample amount of men who have been duped, tortured, harassed and exploited by clever, cunning, dangerous, power-hungry women.

These instances include false dowry cases, false torture and harassment cases and at times even false sexual assault cases. In addition, women are also seen exploiting their physical, economic, social positions to exploit and even ruin men emotionally, physically and mentally.

It is true that now instances of men being harassed, exploited and cheated by women in many ways, at times going to the extent of ruining them, is not a matter related only with whimsical and imaginary thinking but is actually taking place around us, as can be verified from the various newspaper reports that come in this regard.

In such circumstances, it seems logical and necessary that just in the manner that women commissions have been formed to cater to the special and specific needs of women, men’s commission shall also be formed specially for men to provide them justice in all such cases where the men have been exploited and harassed by exploitative women solely for being men.

These are just some initial thoughts on this subject, which could be correct and could also be incorrect. They might also need many amendments. Hence, an IPS officer-cum-social activist, Amitabh Thakur have requested all to provide independent opinions on this issue, so that he can come to some definite conclusion and might even decide to further pursue the matter to the best of his ability.

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