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Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar
Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.
Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.
Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.
Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.
Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.
All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
‘Men are gradually becoming vocal about sufferings at hands of women’
Pune, Wed, Nov 20 2013: Men's Rights Association, a Pune-based NGO, has seen more than 500 registrations in the three years since its formation, with activists terming the response as a sign of "imbalance in society under the guise of women empowerment".
Alleged misuse of Section 498 A of the Indian Penal Code (anti-dowry law), harassment at workplace and pro-women legal provisions when it comes to giving maintenance to wives after divorce are some of the major reasons for the hardships faced by men, they claimed.
"Our association was formed three years ago to help men in distress and take up at different governmental levels the issues faced by them. Our membership crossed the 500-mark in such a short span. On an average, we receive two to three calls daily from men in distress. We help victims of gender imbalance caused due to flip side of women empowerment," said activist Deepak Joshi.
On International Men's Day on Tuesday, the association organised a public awareness campaign through posters and a signature campaign at Balgandharva Square in the city among other areas.
"In the past, many powerful patriarchal men considered it unmanly to celebrate the International Men's Day. Such mentality meant men who hit back at abusive women are 'real' men and who take the abuse without reacting are not. But the situation is changing now and men are becoming vocal about their sufferings at the hands of women," Joshi said.
The Men's Rights Association offers personal and legal counselling to affected individuals (mensrightsassociation.org). "We arrange a meet every Sunday at 4 pm where motivational speeches are arranged. These sessions help a lot to affected men," said another activist.
The association has not only helped men fight "false" legal cases filed by their wives, but also advocated the cause of changing the "anti-male" legal system, he said.
"We believe in gender neutral laws unlike a section of feminists who take pride in blaming a section of society for women's problems. We are striving hard to bring a legal system that would do justice to men and ensure gender equality," said an activist.