BANGALORE: The approval of Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010, under the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act by the Union Cabinet, has not gone well with the Men’s Right Organisation which claims that the Bill is biased and favours the fairer sex. Office-bearers of the Save India Family Foundation and Men’s Right Organisation on Tuesday condemned the move for ‘ignoring’ their opposition to the Bill.
President of the Foundation Kumar Jahgirdar said, “Inclusion of property in family disputes and divorces are a major concern as the cases of divorce have shot up and the rate of suicide among men has increased over the years.
This Act is anti-male. The law talks about women rights and has none for men.
Also, the law has a clause where courts will be empowered to snatch away half of the property of the husband and give it away to the wife.”
He added that women could misuse the Bill for ‘selfish gains’.
The organisations have now put forth several demands to the Union Government to reconsider the law that was amended against the ‘interest of men’s community’.