‘Harassed’ hubbies to meet for men’s rights- DNA
Come August 16, Nagpur will be teeming with activists supporting the rights of disgruntled men from across the country. The three-day conference will tackle and debate the government’s draft bill, which contains an amendment in the Marriage Laws Bill.
The national meet, organised by the Nagpur chapter of the Save Indian Family Foundation, will be held at Pench Resorts and is the fifth such national meet after successes in Goa, Shimla, Yercaud and Kolkata in previous years.
The activists will, in particular, be discussing the draft bill on the Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage Law, which states that if a wife walks out a marriage within six months, she will be entitled to monthly spousal support. Apart from this, she will also be rewarded a portion of the any property the husband may have acquired before marriage, as well as part of his inheritable property, if any.
This bill has sent a panic wave among many young, high-earning men, who have termed the bill as extremely anti-male and anti-marriage.
The conference will also discuss the men’s rights movement and the steps necessary to be taken to increase awareness in this regard, especially to highlight the increasing suicide rate among men, and in particular, among married men.