Last Updated: September 17, 2022, 10:46 IST
An organisation has started functioning out of Jhansi, aiming to help male victims of domestic violence. Called the “Women/Wife Victims Organisation”, it was started by men in Jhansi and has generated buzz in the city. They claim that while there are organisations aiming to help female victims of domestic violence, very little attention has been paid to male victims. Therefore, this organisation has been set up to protect the rights of men suffering domestic violence.
The founder of this organization, Anchal Arjaria, said that some time ago he had gone to the SSP office for some work, where he saw a woman brutally beating her husband outside the office. No one had came forward to the man’s aid and the people present there hadn’t raised their voice either.
When he spoke to the aggrieved man, he came to know that his wife and her family members had been harassing him for many years by filing false cases. This was what made Arjaria come up with the plan to set up this organisation.
A person associated with the organisation shared his story, claiming that a member of his family had to go to jail without any fault. He claimed that he and his family had to spend several days in jail because of a “fake” case lodged by his wife. He claimed that the court also dismissed the case later. The organisation also aims to help men who have been assaulted.
Jhansi’s women police station in-charge said that fake cases against men have been coming to the fore recently. Many aggrieved husbands also reach the women’s police station with complaints, she said. If on average there are 10 cases in a day, then 7 out of them are female victims and 3 are male victims, she added. It is necessary to take steps male victims, she said.