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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Martyrs of Marriage - An Eye-Opener By Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj

Martyrs of Marriage - An Eye-Opener by Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj
A Film on how Dowry Laws are being misused in India to settle personal scores and how millions of Men and their families are falling prey to this draconian law. A Film dedicated to the men of this country who have ended their lives fighting false cases and torture in the name of Marriage.

Continuing on my my earlier post "Men The Forgotten Gender" - which had featured the talk given by Deepika Narayn Bhardwaj, I had mentioned therein about her Documentary Film "Martyrs of Marriage" - A Film on how Dowry Laws are being misused in India to settle personal scores and how millions of Men and their families are falling prey to this draconian law. My intention is to share with the public this wonderful effort made by her in bringing to the fore a topic of great seriousness and importance.  As was clearly indicated in her talk in my earlier post, it is a valiant effort by a lady to take up the topic for Gender Biased laws. 

My intention of this post is only to promote her good work so that those who are in need of help and assistance and some who even may not be aware of these laws get that ray of hope. If my publishing this post can make a difference in the life of even one needy person I will be blessed!

I will be publishing the exact details of "About Martyrs of Marriage" as is given in her site Martyrs of Marriage at - http://www.martyrsofmarriage.com/
The reason for this being I would not like to dilute the impact of the work she has done on that film by trying to paraphrase the content which is so striking and shocking. With due credit to her I give below the content for you to read. 

Martyrs of Marriage

"More than 62,000 married men committed suicide in year 2011 alone, as per official records of the National Crime Records Bureau, an entity under the Ministry of Home Affairs, India.

More and more men are resorting to this alternative because of severe mental, physical and economical abuse in strained marital relationships. The worst however is the legal torture that men of this country are subjected to - courtesy section 498A of IPC. Any woman of this country can file this section against her husband, his parents and relatives (howsoever distant they are), at any point of marriage (even after 22 years), get them arrested and make them a puppet in hands of police, media and judiciary. Even if it’s a false allegation, a person has to undergo he trial, is considered guilty until proven innocent. The only way out for a husband’s family, if implicated in a false case is either to give in to the demands of the women (property, cash and any other fancy demands) or fight the case with the system for next 5-6 years at least. Even the Supreme Court of India has accepted the misuse of IPC 498A and termed it as "Legal Terrorism".

Martyrs of Marriage is a first person account of those who have suffered, fought and finally won the most unexpected battle in their lives – the battle of marriage. It is also a journey of those who are currently fighting for their rights, their innocence and their life.

Martyrs of Marriage is a story that needs to be told to change the mindsets that only a woman can be a "victim".

Martyrs of Marriage is a story of countless women who have suffered due to those very laws that are meant to protect and empower women against any abuse.

Crime does not know any Gender. Martyrs of Marriage is a movement for equality, a movement to save the innocent and a fight for punishment of the guilty irrespective of Gender!" 

A little bit about the Director Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj.


About the Director

Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj is a Journalist, Anchor and a Documentary Filmmaker. Her first documentary ‘Gramin Dak Sevak’ was Jeevika All Asia Livelihood Film Festival 2009, student film winner. Her second documentary ‘Youth Count’ was telecast on India’s leading News channel NDTV 24x7. Her third project ‘Garima’ was a commissioned documentary project by USAID and Counterpart International. She has also made several films for Sarthak, an NGO based in Delhi that works for employment of People with Disabilities. A software engineer turned Journalist, she was one of the ten media professionals selected from around the world for ‘Future Media Leaders Course’ conducted by Thomson Foundation, UK. A strong believer in documentaries as a powerful medium of communication, she draws her inspiration from Late Mr. Brent Hurd, her documentary professor at Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media. Martyrs of Marriage is her first independent documentary film venture.


I have also embedded the two trailers of this Documentary Film for you all to watch. 
First trailer of documentary "Martyrs of Marriage." A Film on how Dowry Laws are being misused in India to settle personal scores and how millions of Men and their families are falling prey to this draconian law. A Film dedicated to the men of this country who have ended their lives fighting false cases and torture in the name of Marriage. Visit www.martyrsofmarriage.com to know more.
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This is the second promo of our Documentary feature Martyrs of Marriage - a Documentary film on misuse of Dowry laws in India and how people are ending lives, caught in the trap of these cases.

For more information visit: www.martyrsofmarriage.com or write to them at martyrsofmarriage@gmail.com
 
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This website is an attempt to create awareness among Indian nationals about the rampant misuse of 498a (Dowry Law misuse) by unscrupulous women to extort money and harass their husband's entire extended family. This website is dedicated to the victims of gender-biased laws of India (498a and domestic violence against women law) and provides comprehensive and free information about how to protect yourself and take preventive measures to save your family from this law which has been termed as 'legal terrorism' by Honorable Supreme Court of India.

I suggest the reader goes through the complete site to get the maximum help and take assistance of the suggested helpline - http://www.saveindianfamily.org as well if needed. 

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