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