There was a time when the entire family used to sit under one roof with one fan. Only one member of the family was earning and about half a dozen person used to be brought up but with passage of time, the thinking of the people changed and number of sources were development. A disease of mental tension also cropped up by this time and made people blind in the race of economy.
Apart from this, there was a increase in committing suicides. Relations started dying. Society became secondary after money. Dowry became one of the main reasons for suicide and gave birth to number of social evils. Even writers like Kartar Singh Duggar started dying the female characters after marriage due to demand of dowry by in-laws, in their stories. There was an increase in suicides cases of 21.6 per cent during the last one decade and this has been disclosed in 2013 report of National Crime Research Bureau (NCRB).
According to the report, average suicide in India is more than 1 lakh per year. As per the report of 2013, in 2003, it was 1,10,851 which increased to 1,34,799 in 2013. However, there is a little decrease in suicide rates after 2011. During the last one decade, the population has increased to the extent of 15 percent whereas during the same period, there was an increase in suicides to 5.7 percent.
In suicides, Maharashtra tops the list with 16622 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 16601.
According to report by Kumar V Jahgirdhar, President, Child Rights, the suicides due to tension with married life in joint families, were 14607 in Andhra Pardesh, 13055 in West Bengal and 11266 in Karnataka. He made it clear that married men were being compelled to commit suicide because of misuse of rule 498A and Domestic Violence Act 2005.
It is good that the laws have been formulated for the security of women but the same have been misused by linking it with the dowry and harassment and name the nearest relatives in the complaints to teach them a lesson. Immediately on registration of a complaint, the proceedings are initiated by the police and males are subject to degradation in the society apart from listening to the taunts from the society and because of fear of major sentences, resort to commit suicide.
While the farmers commit suicide because due to debt tensions, either misused or loss due to natural calamities. Number of other factors are becoming the cause of committing suicide such as addiction, extra marital relations, ego, misunderstanding, loss in business, tension in service, unemployment, failure in exams etc. and it is a matter of serious concern.
speaking, if one encounters major problems, he/she should try to face
the circumstances strongly. Failure in life is not failure for
those who keep the courage, and again stand on their own after the
failure. Committing suicide is not a solution to any problem, it is a
cowardliness and fighting with circumstances is real life.