Husbands in India are turned into criminals if they are undergoing a case of divorce. According to our matrimonial laws, interim maintenance per month is fixed, even before any charge against the man is proven.
To add to the misery, there is no fixed timeline to conclude arguments, and eventually men end up paying interim maintenance for years and decades, until they give up and agree to pay one time lumpsum alimony.
While some Men suffer in silence, some like below, end their lives.
According to a September 2016 report, 33-year-old Amrut Tare, a resident of Male village, Vikramgadh in Maharashtra, died by suicide on the Wada court premises, after he failed to pay monthly maintenance arrears to his wife, who had filed for divorce.
Amrut was supposed to pay Rs 60,000 — which had accrued over past 5-months.
While the divorce case was pending, he visited the court for a hearing of the case, where his estranged wife complained to the judge about his failure to pay up.
Humiliated by the judge’s questions, the man went out of the room and hanged himself from a tree with a nylon rope.
The man’s wife had filed for divorce a year ago and the court had ordered him to pay a monthly alimony to his wife. The couple has a five-year old daughter.
Tare worked in a factory in Wada and was irregular with his payments. Tare had also served a one-month sentence, few months before his ended life, once again for non-payment of maintenance.
Wada police sent the body for post-mortem. No suicide note had been found.
- High Court once told a husband, “beg, borrow or steal but pay maintenance to wife and child” – Read Here
- There seems to be absolute lack of empathy towards the men in divorce matters, while entire sympathy swings in favour of women
- There will be men who have the funds, yet defy court orders, and then there are some genuine ones who do not have the ability to pay monthly, besides shouldering other burden in the family
- Western influence dominates our laws, and thus maintenance and alimony have become a birth right of women – all they need to do is file for divorce
- The payment meter starts from Day 1, without the man being proven guilty
- India apes laws from the West, but forgets to account how our social, economic and cultural fabric is entirely different – where Indian men are not just fending or splurging on themselves, but have several other responsibilities, without job or social security unlike foreign lands
- In our going to the other extreme of appeasing Women, we are only failing our Men
#Maharashtra (2016) | Humiliated By Judge’s Questions On Non-Payment Of Maintenance, Husband Hangs Himself Outside Court
— Voice For Men India (@voiceformenind) July 6, 2022
Suicide Prevention Helpline
Men in distress due to family problems or facing threats of false cases from in-laws can contact either of the Men’s Rights NGOs:
You can also contact Government of India 24×7 toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline ‘KIRAN’ on 1800-599-0019
VIRAL VIDEO FROM GWALIOR HIGH COURT:
"Aadmi Biwi Se Maar Khaake Dhanya Hota Hai…Usko Prasad Bolte Hai…Devi Hai Woh" | Gwalior High Court
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— Voice For Men India (@voiceformenind) July 4, 2022
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