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Men's Rights Activists hold discussion on men's rights with law students
August 20th was the day, when SIFF and Confidare were invited to Amity Law School for a panel discussion. I and Jyoti Tiwari (a well known men's rights activists and Head of Confidare Delhi NCR office) reached the venue on a hot sunny afternoon.

Mokshda Pertaub Bhushan a dynamic lady who is Assistant professor at Amity Law School had facilitated this discussion. Apart from me and Jyoti, we had another speaker Simar Suri Pall, a practicing lawyer in Supreme Court. We were warmly welcomed and I was delighted to see the enthusiasm the budding lawyers (the students) were showing.

Before the panel discussion kicked off, we had a formal introduction and for the first time I met Mokshda and Simar. While in the discussion, I realised that Simar though a feminist, had an agreement on the point where she agreed to me and Jyoti on the misuse of the gender biased laws.

Mokshda, is definitely a feminist, but because she is mother of three sons she knows what is happening around her in the name of "Feminism". Finally we all were introduced to Mr. Nilendra Kumar the director of Amity Law School and who is a retired Army man.

After 10 minutes of formal discussion we were escorted to a large discussion hall, which was jam packed with the students, about 100 in number. Jyoti, was supposed to speak on Men's Rights, Simar on women issues and I was to discuss children and father's rights. The session began with an introduction of all the three speakers. Bharat and Lennora took the responsibility of formally starting the discussion.

First to start was Simar, who is a dynamic and very intelligent speaker. She though spoke on all the issues which we as men's rights activists hear almost daily from one or the other feminist. No doubts she has thorough knowledge of laws.

Then came Jyoti and as expected she started with a question, "What are men's rights?" As expected no answer came from students because the society thinks that men needs no rights. So Jyoti and I were not too shocked on this mum reaction from the students. Jyoti took the discussion on the track as she spoke about Men's Rights and Misandry.

She explained that Men's Rights are not only constrained to misuse of Gender Biased laws, but they are more than that. She spoke about toilet issue raised by our PM Modi. She asked, "Why toilets for only daughters? Why not for sons?"

I was delighted to see the entire hall clapping on this point of hers. As everyone agreed that toilet is a basic need and should not be categorized according to gender. She then continued, "Everyone talks about problems related to women, whether it is related with periods or pregnancy. But nobody discusses how a young boy feels when he is gaining puberty or watches porn for the first time, there is no forum where a boy can go and discuss his problem." We could see young men smiling and agreeing.

Finally it was my turn to speak on children and father's Rights. I shared the pain and agony of father's who are into litigations and are being alienated from their kids. Everyone seemed to agree on the point that kids should get the love and care of both the parents. There is a saying that even if a husband and wife is getting divorced; parents should not get divorced. Meaning, the kids under no circumstances should be alienated from any of the parents.

I then shared data which depicts the picture of what our future generations will be if the kids are kept away from their fathers. All this while we had pin drop silence in the hall and the students listened to all the three speakers with utmost concentration.

Finally, we had a question and answer round where the students were told that the best question would get a surprise gift from Mr. Nilendra Kumar. There were handful of questions that were asked, for example; a student asked me, what if my girlfriend after keeping consensual physical relations with me accuses me of rape?

I instantly replied, "Come to CONFIDARE immediately because there are no laws which can help you."

I answered questions about children and their rights. We were happy to see young women asking some very good questions about men's right but Jyoti and me could see the problem that men's right means anti-women. Questions answers session cleared the doubts.

This was the end of the panel discussion. I see the need of such discussion in law as well as other colleges as well, where we can sensitize youth about the issues a man faces in his day to day life. I wish people are awake and are aware of the fact that feminism is ruining the society.

We need men's rights movement and delighted to be associated with SIFF and Confidare. I know and am sure that Men's Rights Movement will grow big with the time and I appreciate and thank all the Men's Rights Activists for their immense hard work.

About the Author: Rohit Girdhar is UP Head & All India Head, Father's Rights Wing, Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF, Reg NGO) 

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