Now, NGO's cry for men's liberation

Addressing reporters here, to announce the launch of the Bangalore Chapter of the Association, Vivek Deveshwar, a counsellor at AIMWA said, “Men are always being stereotyped. They are considered as perpetrators of injustice against women; they are supposed to take financial care of the entire family and not cry even in harshest of conditions”.

The AIMWA says men are always being blamed for all crimes against women, be it dowry harassment, suicide or even rape when, not a single constitutional or quasi-constitutional body has ever been formed to study men's issues or welfare. Other members of AIMWA further said that expectations from men have skyrocketed and that is causing a lot of harm to the entire Indian family system. “Men also suffer trauma, cry and they are silent sufferers,” said Kumar, a senior member of AIMWA.

According to statistics available with National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 52,583 married men committed suicide compared to 28,188 married women in 2005, 55,452 married men committed suicide compared to 29,869 married women in 2006, and 57,593 married men committed suicide vis-a-vis 30,064 married women in 2007.

“The NCW is the hotbed of male hatred. It is time for discrimination to stop” said another member of AIMWA.

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