This is to announce a “ Black March”, on the 2nd Anniversary of Domestic Violence Act, Sunday, 26th October 2008 – near Charni Road Chowpatti(Birla Kreeda Kendra to Wilson College), Mumbai, on 26th October 2008 from 5.00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please find the press release of this event and a ‘memo to media’ attached in this email.
This ‘Black March’ is an awareness(the general public and authorities need to know and acknowledge that no one is immune to this dangerous trend) cum protest event against the gender-biased and misuse-prone women-protection laws, especially the newly introduced Domestic Violence Act(Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act- ie. PWDVA) on its 2nd Anniversary date
The DV act came into force on 26th October 2006, and it was indeed a black day for Indian families, since it was one more nail in the coffin of the institution called marriage, due to its bias and propensity to be misused.
If the government really wanted domestic violence in families to be addressed, why didn’t they make it gender-neutral like in other countries where such laws exist(especially in USA, which is the model/inspiration of DV Act in India. Right now a man cannot get relief under DV Act even if he is tormented in a family/domestic relation).
DV Act is just one law which is breaking Indian families because of their wrongful/fraudulent misuse by unscrupulous wives/her advisors. The other laws which are being misused are IPC 498a, Dowry Prohibition Act. For example , in case of IPC 498a there is only 2% conviction as per CSR study report, but all arrests are without investigation or evidence, just on the basis of an unverified complaint by a wife!. 1.2 lakh women have been arrested in the last 4 years alone, apart from over 1000 children and 18,000 senior citizens and a total of 5.34 lakh persons! have been arrested and traumatized by wrongful litigations for an average of 8 years!.
Families disintegrate without any chance of reconciliation when these kind of skewed family-breaking laws are misused, and that’s the same reason why we are protesting against them and spreading awareness to generate public opinion against these anti-family, harmony-wrecking, misuse-prone and draconic laws
Please do note that, during this event, our members will be willing to be interviewed and would share the horrendous details of their personal traumas, just to help spread awareness, to help others to try and save their families in turn. Similar events are being conducted all over India by Save Indian Family’s(umbrella group, fighting for family harmony) NGO members(like Protect Indian family, NGO, Mumbai)
Mr.P.R.Gokul (PIF – Mumbai)
B-102, Matoshrikripa C.H.S,
Near Kamalsagar, 90 Feet Road
Tel: +91 9224 33 55 77,
Tel/fax +91 22 25614188
M.R.GUPTA (PIF – Mumbai) DIRECTOR
PROTECT INDIAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
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