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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marital stress drives more men to suicide than women

Mumbai: Has the equation in the war of the sexes changed
it may sound,but the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) figures
released by a city-based mens rights advocacy group shows that the
number of married men ending their lives is far more than their female
counterparts. And the group claims that the men to women suicide ratio of
65:35 indicates that it is the men can now don the tag of the oppressed
The data was revealed on the World Mens Day by the Indian
Family Foundation,a global movement started by the families of Indian
men facing abuse in the hands of their wives.According to the figures
mentioned in the report in 2008,57,639 married men across the country
killed themselves,compared to 30,224 married women.Every nine minutes,an
Indian husband commits suicide.Men contribute to 92 % taxes but face
100% ignorance, an organization member said.
The organization pointed
out that most of the men who ended their lives were often ridiculed as
being weak and irresponsible and denied any support or counselling. No
one believes that men can be victims of domestic violence.But a survey
shows that in the past 12 years,1,70,000 married men have committed
suicide,as they could no longer bear the domestic strife, Zaveri added.
organization blames the phenomenon on the fact that the world has
turned a deaf ear to all the complaints coming from men.There is no
limit to the expectations from a man.The unaddressed domestic abuse and
family disputes are taking a huge toll on married men.No one shares
their pain and there is no social support system for these distressed
men, an organization member said.In spite of the suicide of the doctor
from Lucknow who left behind a suicide note accusing his wife and
in-laws of cruelty,no action has been taken by the police.
The group
is now urging the government to start a ministry for men and also a
National Commission for Men on the lines of the ones that exist for
women.If there can be a government organization for women,children and
even animals,we deserve to have one as well, Zaveri said.

Source: TNN

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