Archive for June, 2008

Renuka’s Roundtable Farce

June 23, 2008

Below is the letter sent out by the Ministry of WCD inviting men’s groups to attend a roundtable to be hosted on June 25, 2008.

 

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Date : 17 June, 2008

Subject: Round Table on building partnerships with men to promote Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

 

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India and UNIFEM cordially invite you to a round table to discuss strategies on building partnerships with men to promote gender equality and prevent gender based violence on 25th June 2008 as below.

 

Women’s empowerment and gender equality has been identified as key issues in reducing poverty and contributing to the economic development of the country. In spite of several decades of attention to mainstream gender concerns in development policy and practice, gender inequalities that disadvantage girls and women persist in society, including unequal access to education, health care, and income. Gender based violence is an issue, which almost all parts of our society have been forced to confront. It destroys human rights, reverses gains in development, and devastates families and communities. No community is immune to gender based violence – it affects all ages, classes, castes and social groups. It is for this reason that efforts at building more gender equitable society have focused on gender based violence as a fundamental area of concern and policy intervention. While many of these measures are gradually showing positive results, ideas of gender discrimination in the area of violence prevention and gender equality face resistance at several levels.

 

There is urgent need to broaden these interventions to include young boys and men to promote ideas of gender equality and justice.

 

 

 

Observe UNIFEM is sponsoring this charade. The invitations were sent on 17th June, 2008, which indicates the agenda for the meet was set much earlier than that. What more proof do you want that UNIFEM is actively subverting the very foundations of our society by financing and promoting legislative abominations like PWDVA? Most of the Feminazis of India are financed by the UNIFEM, most prominent of them being the architect of PWDVA, Ms Indira Jaising. The misery spread by this particular legislation will be felt for generations unless the citizens and civil society revolt against this madness in large numbers.

 

Most of the gobbledygook in the Ministry’s letter is a straight faced lie if you pick it apart. Gender based violence is a myth propagated by the evil radical feminists who stand to profit from the Domestic Violence Industry. It is anybody’s guess how the “poorly drafted Domestic Violence Act” would address the so-called hypothetical inequalities faced by women in access to education, healthcare and income?

 

It is true, gender based violence destroys human rights, reverses gains in development, and devastates families and communities. Can there be any better example for gender based violence than filing of false cases, in their thousands, by women in collusion with the state machinery, to terrorise the ordinary, law-abiding citizens and families?

 

The letter states – No community is immune to gender based violence – it affects all ages, classes, castes and social groups. How true! With the massive doses of tax-payer funded feminist propaganda, reaching out to far corners of the country, a lot more women living in tranquil family settings are likely to fall prey to this fallacious notion of victimhood.  Once they start unleashing “legal terrorism”, there would be no community that would remain immune to this social disaster of unparalleled proportions that is waiting to engulf our country.

 

Note the words, “gender equitable” – lest one may ask for gender neutrality in the legislation. That more women in domestic relationship face violence than men is a lie propagated by the feminist propaganda machine. This has never been proven in any study. Even if you accept this false premise, what about the small percentage of men who do face domestic violence. Don’t they deserve any protection from the law? In fact, a woman who dares to approach the police claiming domestic violence, in all likelihood is herself the aggressor. Now, look at the double whammy for the male victim of domestic violence – he has to undergo all the penal consequences imposed on the aggressor, while silently suffering the domestic violence on him with no recourse to justice from any quarter.

 

The ministry’s letter states that many of their policy interventions are gradually showing positive results. Which interventions, are they talking about that have shown positive results? Most interventions so far have been unmitigated disasters. Let the statistics speak for themselves. Let me give couple of examples of the great strides made by the WCD –

 

– More than 100,000 thousand innocent women have been arrested in the last four years.

– The number of cases under kidnapping and abduction of women and girls is 23,228 in 2004; 24,373 in 2005; 27,307 in 2006 – a steady increase under the watchful eye of Renuka Chaudhary and her successful policy interventions.

 

While the grinding poverty of lower class citizens of our country, who are left behind in the economic boom, is forcing them to sell their daughters into prostitution, the urban profiteers of the Domestic Violence Industry like Indira Jaising are manufacturing fictitious accounts of Domestic Violence against women to make handsome profits at the expense of social tranquility. How much money was spent since the passage of PWDVA for spreading awareness, for sensitization programs of police and judiciary and for the appointment of the so called protection officers? How much money was doled out to the so called service providers? How many lawyers are having a field day exploiting the legal loopholes in the intentionally poorly drafted law?

 

The letter further states – There is urgent need to broaden these interventions to include young boys and men to promote ideas of gender equality and justice.

 

Oh! No!! There is no need for the Government to fret and sweat about that. Not really!

The NGOs under the umbrella organization of Save Indian Family Foundation are already giving voice to the disenfranchised male and female victims of the state sponsored legal terrorism. The evil radical feminists thought that the victims of their gender-biased, state sponsored legal terrorism would somehow keep quiet, curse their own fates and get on with their lives. Instead, they have formed a strong and sustainable coalition that is growing stronger as the Government continues to plays deaf and blind to their plight.

 

In fact, if there is any, there is urgent need to stop this constant drumbeat of women’s victim hood, so the credulous population would stop believing that their girl child’s life would be a miserable existence with no hope. This will go a long way in reducing the scourge of female foeticide.

 

Renuka Chowdhary’s Landmark Hogwash to be held on June 25, 2008

June 21, 2008
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Here is the news item – Men Wail on Renuka’s Shoulders, flashed across media outlets that Renuka Chowdhary, minister for WCD, has decided to invite 100 men’s and Family activists to hear their feedback on the “poorly drafted” PWDVA.
Here is a pic of the hon’ble Minister for WCD:
Here is the snippet from the news item –
New Delhi, June 20: Women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhary has called a first-of-its-kind-meeting with male activists demanding modifications to laws that they claim are flawed and biased against men.
Top ministry officials said they do not expect Chowdhary to yield to the demand from male groups for “gender-equal” laws, though some of their proposals may be considered. Instead, the minister could use the forum to try and explain to men “the need for laws favouring women”.
Here are public questions concerning the participants of this Landmark Hogwash, that we would like the Ministry to answer –
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1.  Who are these 100 so called “men’s activists” that have been handpicked for invitation?
2. To what NGOs do they belong?
3. What is their track record in public activism to protect the rights of elders, children, men and families?
4. Are they in receipt of any monetary incentives from either the Govt funds or from the charity monies flowing to the women’s groups?
5. What are their proposals and feedback regarding the “clumsily drafted” PWDVA?
6. Did they consult any victims of “legal terrorism” in arriving at these proposals?
7. What happened to the multitude of representations made by several NGOs listed in the letter below?
8. What action has been taken on these representations?
9. Who else is invited to this meeting along with the above 100 stooges?
10. If the ministry officials do not expect Chowdhary to yield to the demands from male groups, then why is this charade?
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Below is the letter sent by one of the senior family rights activist – Vinayak
Letter to the Minister (WCD) Mrs Renuka Chowdhary
21/06/08
To,
Honorable Mrs. Renuka Choudhury,
Minister, Government of India,
Ministry of Women and Child Development,
Shastri Bhavan `A’ Wing,Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi-110001
Respected Madam,
Sub : Review of Domestic Violence Act, 2005 on 25th June 2008
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This is in connection to the review meeting and the article in The Telegraph
Men wail on Renuka’s shoulders
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080621/jsp/nation/story_9442489.jsp
It is extremely surprising that though NONE of the below NGOs fighting for family harmony and male rights have been invited for the 25th June 2008 review meeting on Domestic Violence Act 2005, till date.
Organizations working towards stoppage of misuse of Dowry Laws and Legal Terrorism in India and promoting family and marital harmony.
1. Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Bangalore: 0934285323538/ 09845143724
2. Save Family Foundation (SFF), Delhi: 9810611534 / 9911119113
3. Gender Human Rights Society, Delhi : 9899329991 / 9811052770
4. Manushi, Delhi : 011-23978851 / 9350041502
5. Men Cell, Delhi : 9810170681 / 9868142608
6. Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI), Delhi : 9818454928
7. Save Innocent Mother and Sister (SIMS), Bangalore:093420413 82
8. Protect Indian Family (PIF), Mumbai : 09869323538 / 09821414336
9. Men Rights Protection, Mumbai : 09892668560
10. Bharat Bachao Sangathan, Kolkata : 09830151555
11. Protect Men’s Right, Kerala : 09387052990 / 0484230478
12. Sahana, Hyderabad:098482803 54 / 09908578457
13. Asha Kiran, Bangalore: 080-65334135
14. Kutumb Rakshna Vedike, Bangalore : 09886934853
15. Protect Men’s Rights, Orissa : 0943708337
16. Pati Pariwar Kalyan Samiti, Lucknow : 09839097522
17. Rakshak, USA/Delhi : 9810452017
18. My Nation, Dubai/USA: 0096-53869295
19. Pirito Purush Pati Parishad Kolkata : 09433094337 / 09231529437
20. All India Forgotten Women, Hyderabad : 09704683163
21. Gujarat Gaurav Raksha Samiti (GGRS) : Vijay Wadhwani
22. The Akhil Bharatiya Patni Atyachaar Virodhi Sangh (ABPAVS), Gujarat
23. Association of Protection of Mens Rights, Chennai
24. Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting, Bangalore (CRISP)
25. Peoples United Relationship Enhancement, Mysore (PURE)
26. Save Indian Family Organisation Rajasthan, Jaipur
27. Purushak Sangrashan Sanstha, Nasik
Various NGOs from the above list have already submitted their memorandums separately in February 2008 on the comments on the review of Domestic Violence Act 2005, and till date NONE of the above NGOs have received the invitation to join the review committee on 25th June 2008.
It is even more surprising then who are these 100 male activists who have been invited in the meeting? An RTI is also being filed to know the credentials of these 100 Male activists, the NGOs to which they belong, the NGOs websites and their memorandums and what have these NGOs done for the male rights till date.
Awaiting an early response from your end as it is already 21st June, 2008 and it take some time for these above NGOs for preparation for the 25th June 2008 Domestic Violence Review Meeting.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Vinayak