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New Delhi: Two BJP MPs have demanded that a commission be set up to look into the complaints of men “suffering at the hands of their wives” due to “misuse” of laws.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said on Saturday everybody has the right to raise their demands, but “I do not think there is a need for a men’s commission”. [J4MB emphasis]
Harinarayan Rajbhar, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member from Ghosi, Uttar Pradesh, and Anshul Verma, the party MP from Hardoi in the state, said they will address a programme here on September 23 to gather support for a “purush aayog”.
The two MPs said they have raised the issue in Parliament too.
“Men also suffer at the hands of their wives. There are a number of such cases pending before courts. There are laws and a forum for women to ensure that they get justice, but the concerns of men have so far gone unheard. There is a need for a commission for men on the lines of the NCW,” Rajbhar said.
“I am not saying every woman is wrong or every man is wrong. There are people belonging to both the genders that inflict atrocities on the others. So, there should be a ‘front’ to deal with the issues of the menfolk. I have raised the matter in Parliament too,” he said.
Rajbhar said demanding a national commission for men “is the right thing to do”.