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IrBM – Husbands Taxed, Wives Relaxed!

We all know and understand what taxation is? Taxes are levied by the Government in lieu of which it provides infrastructure and other facilities to its citizens so that they can make a living for themselves.

It is also the cost of providing law and order system in the country and also for administering the country. Taxation is an understood agreement between the citizens and the Govt. that the citizens would pay the Govt. as per an agreed upon tax code and in return the Govt. would provide with better facilities.

Even the Constitution of India recognizes the right of the Govt. to tax it and the duty of the benevolent citizen of India to be taxed. As per, article 265 of the Constitution which states that, “No tax shall be levied or collected except by the authority of law.”

Also, as per Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth”. We shall see the applicability of the above 2 articles soon. Now, let’s take a digression and have a look at what is the Indian Government going to offer us soon.

Now what we are seeing is that a new form of indirect taxation is being levied upon a select citizenry of India. That select citizenry of India is called “The Hindu Husbands”.

Bedazzled? Shocked? Baffled?

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Marriage Laws and Fish Curry

It reminds me of that obnoxious fish curry we had encountered in Chickmaglur (Central Karnataka) as I go through the reporting about the upcoming Marriage Laws Amendment Bill (2010) popularly known as the “Marriage Amendment Draft Bill” or the “MAD Bill” in the men’s rights community and I can’t help but share that incident of fish curry before I move on to the actual topic of the article at hand.

So, the story goes like this. Three of us had gone for a road trip to Chickmaglur. After about 4 to 5 hours of driving, we were feeling hungry and reached a place where we found a restaurant. Not seeing any other option, we entered it, though it didn’t look that great. After initial inquiry, it turned out that the fancy menu on display at the walls was just for “display”. So, exasperated we told the waiter, “Get whatever you have”. So, he asked if he could get a thali for us. We nodded and he started getting the items provided in a thali.

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Just who are men’s rights activists?

An increasingly vocal men’s movement argues that anti-male discrimination is rife. Who are the activists and what do they want?

Feminists have spent decades trying to get equal pay and rights for women. But while, in the West at least, discrimination against women is rigorously challenged, a growing band of men’s rights activists say no such protection is afforded to men.

Many of these activists also believe that the media allow women to objectify and ridicule men in a way that would be unthinkable if the gender roles were reversed. A new book argues that on a whole range of fronts – from government, the courts and schools – men are being discriminated against.

David Benatar, head of philosophy at the University of Cape Town, argues in his polemic The Second Sexism that across the world men are more likely to be conscripted into the military, be victims of violence, lose custody of their children, and take their own lives.

Custody law is perhaps the best-known area of men’s rights activism, with images of divorced fathers scaling buildings in Batman suits familiar in the UK.

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PRESS RELEASE : The International Association of Masculinists’ denounces India’s new gender biased divorce laws

PRESS RELEASE

 

Subject:

The International Association of Masculinists’ denounces India’s new gender biased divorce laws.

Introduction:

The International Association of Masculinists‘ ( Masculinists.Net ) is a Men’s Rights Organization serving tens of thousands of Masculinist Activists around the world with more than two thousand in India alone. It provides numerous resources for the Global Community of Masculinists and it is dedicated to creating a world where Men are seen as worthy of kindness, respect and love.

India’s new gender biased divorce laws:

India has just seen tabled before the Cabinet, an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act entitled Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010. This bill sets human rights in India back decades and perhaps hundreds of years. Masculinists spoke against this bill as far back as 2010 informing the Indian Government of the gross degrees of misandry ( hatred of males ) this bill supports. Among the more disgusting forms of misandry this bill would enact we find the following:

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Open letter to the law minister of India on the maintenance laws

To,

Shri Salman Khurshid

The Honorable Minister for Law and Justice

Sub: – Paying (multiple) maintenance to qualified and empowered women for short marriage must be stopped with immediate effect.

Honorable Minister,

Ordering maintenance to a qualified woman voluntarily, incapacitating herself after a short marriage, just to extract money from her husband is nothing but a judicially imposed system of involuntary servitude wherein one human being is placed within the bondage to another one as long as the maintenance term is ordered. I feel that it is every parent’s responsibility to provide for child support however paying maintenance to qualified women in childless marriages who voluntarily incapacitate themselves must be stopped outright.

Accepting multiple maintenance petitions from wife clearly amounts to “Double Jeopardy”. In Constitution of India and various Acts there is a bar on “Double Jeopardy”.

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Feminists exposed by rush to judgment

In their desperation to avenge all women victims of sexual assault they gleefully seized on highly dubious and probably fabricated rape claims of one (apparently wealthy, according to mysterious bank transfers) African immigrant woman against a rich, powerful white man.

Rushing to judgment before any substantial investigation or trial, and aided and abetted by a New York Police Department and a prosecutor bent on re-election, they recklessly trashed the reputation of one man for their own ideological ends, even making bizarre links with France’s burka ban.

In their eyes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn had become the grotesque symbol of all that was rotten in the state of patriarchy (and especially in “sexist” France) and therefore not worthy of the minimum presumption of innocence before proved guilty.

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Mandavli Bill – A serious concern for husbands

All the characters in the below story excerpt are fictitious and bear no resemblance whatsoever to any person living or dead, any resemblance is purely co-incidental.

Before going into the details of how the Mandavli Bill can be a serious concern for husbands, lets walkthrough a short imaginary story.

Ajay Mhandre is a hardworking professional who works as a business consultant in a reputed MNC, earning a handsome salary and had a nice and decent reputation in his office. Just like any other Indian man, Ajay is also married off to Shiela, who is a very beautiful, attractive and educated young girl. Ajay always encouraged her to work, given her educational background, but Shiela somehow refrained from doing so and preferred staying at home. Ajay does not force her.

Shiela always had an issue with the close proximity of Ajay to his parents, though they did not stay with them. However, one fine day they decide to visit the couple and hell breaks loose. Shiela makes a big issue out of it and tells Ajay clearly that his parents are not welcome. Ajay tries to reason with her, but in vain. Finally, she tells this to her parents and they ask her to wait till Ajay’s parents land there.

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Star Plus promotes Domestic Violence Against Men

Male hatred (misandry) has been there since ages. Misandry never started with the advent of feminism. Feminists merely amplified the existing misandry and encashed it for their sinister agenda of discriminating men, under the guise of a socially relevant term – “Gender Equality”.

There wasn’t any concept of feminism at the time of Titanic sinking but still it is said, when it sank, “The richest man on board had fewer chances of survival compared to the poorest woman on board.

Why was it so? Because men, as a system, have always been hated, despised with, while women as a system have always been sympathized with and looked at with compassion; feminists decoded this social phenomena, amplified it and created a huge and real gender bias in the society for men under the cover of imaginary bias against women.

That’s the principal reason why discriminations against men have never been challenged – the motivating factor for the unbridled feminist utopia and constant negative ranting against men – be it in the media or social circles. In fact, media has been the primary amplifier of male hatred with repeated anti-male conversations on a large, wide, repetitive and imperative scale.

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Beating men feasible; Safeguarding’em Aint!

On December 2, 2010 I had written a letter to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), asking them to introduce “male-only” coaches in Delhi Metro in wake of the recent violence on ordinary, unsuspecting and innocent men as they inadvertently stepped into coaches reserved for women.

The letter is available here.

After that an application under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) was filed with the DMRC asking them about the status of action taken on the demands made in the letter.

DMRC has replied to the RTI and the reply is available here,

RTI Reply

The RTI reply mentions that,

“Further, your suggestion to reserve separate coach ‘only for men’ is not found feasible.”

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Metro Construction 100 times more hazardous for men compared to women

November 26, 2008 goes down our memory lanes as the attack of terrorism on India, what with the Taj Gateway being attacked by 10 Pakistani Terrorists on that day.

Two years after that, another attack of similar nature happened inside India and this time the attackers were Indians, the targets were Indians and the mute audience was also Indian.

I am referring to November 26, 2010 whence ordinary, unsuspecting and innocent Indian men were bashed up by gruesome and violent Indian women merely because the men had inadvertently stepped inside a coach allegedly reserved for women. Instead of behaving with decency, the women decided to show their true colors and bet up the men severely who were unable to find seats in other coaches as the same women used to “misuse” the privilege granted to them via reservation and would occupy unreserved seats while the reserved seats went empty.

Such a behavior is pure social terrorism and nothing short of it. To add to the ignominy the misandrist media and the male hater Gurgaon Police Commissioner Shri S Deswal hailed this gruesome act of violence as a sign of “Women Empowerment”. Violence is a sign of empowerment!

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