In a country where every three minutes, a woman faces harassment, legislation in the form of Domestic violence bill to protect the suffering women is unacceptable to the male community. This time, the woman suffering is none else than Union Minister for women and child development, Renuka Chowdhury, whose active participation for domestic violence law has called for criticism by the male section, threatening her with hate mails.
The domestic violence law provides protection to a wife or a live-in partner from violence at the hands of her husband or live-in partner. If the allegations of abuse or threat of abuse be it physical, sexual, emotional or economic, prove true, it calls for confinement for one year and a hefty fine up to 20,000.
Ever since the law was enacted, quite a few women seem to have benefited and a lot many are still to avail it amidst the male section spitting venom at the law and its forbearers. Even Renuka Chaudhary has been receiving abusive mails from those men, who take women nothing more than a lame duck. And such kind of men cannot accept the law in any form.
Women in India have for long been suffering at the hands of males and the situation worsens when a woman’s tormentor is her own man. I am surprised when I hear that women in India were considered as goddesses. I can’t imagine that a country where every six hours, a woman commits suicide or is burnt by her in-laws or faces harassment was once revered as goddess Lakshmi or Durga. What else can you expect for women of this country, when most of the unborn girls are killed in mother’s womb.
In a country, where women are every minute vulnerable to physical assault, rape, molestation, murder, a proper law implementation would suffice. For long, cries were raised for implementation of a law that could act as protector of our women against violence of any kind. And taking care of this, domestic violence law was passed last year that continues to bear the brunt of male section.
As a daughter of this country, I want men of India to think of their mothers and sisters before they step-in violence against their wives.
Via: Times of India