Thousands of men are threatened of suicide by wives every year.

| June 15, 2013

One of the biggest problem faced by Indian men is that the divorce rates are increasing and men have no voice. Thousands of men face unreasonable demands and abuse by wives and in-laws. If they resist, then the wife threatens to commit suicide. If they try to run away from home or file for divorce, then also the threats of suicide are used to suppress the men. Apart of that, men are also threatened of false cases of dowry harassment and section 498a cases. This is the reason the suicide rate of married men has rapidly increased in recent years.

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Suicides: Thousands of helpless men are victimized every year, says SIFF

Suraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, was arrested and sent to jail for abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan. The actress attempted suicide eight months ago and nothing was done to ensure that she does not repeat it. Is suicide a solution to break-ups or separation?  It is absurd to assume that all human relations will remain everlasting in this age of modernity. Women are portrayed as victims, while men are seen as abusers. Pancholi’s arrest is not an example of the perils of lovesick women, but more evidence of an irresponsible police force

Thousands of men across India have faced threats of suicide from their wives from time to time, if they do not meet her unreasonable demands. These men are scared. These abusive wives refuse to come to a counsellor or a psychiatrist. These men cannot run away from home or file for divorce, fearing that this may prompt her to commit suicide. They suffer mental and physical abuse from possessive, controlling and suspicious wives. In fact, the society laughs at them as “harassed husbands” rather than helping the man and making arrangements for counselling of such women. This phenomenon is now getting extended to relationships before marriage, as well. Being obsessively possessive and controlling is not a sign of love.

“India is sitting on a ticking time bomb as the society refuses to recognize the issue of threats of suicide inside marriages or in relationships. Society just behaves as if such incidents are rare or wishes that this problem will go away on its own. Then, it recommends revenge on the man if the woman commits suicide.

 

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