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In the case of male victims of torture by wives, it is not very much covered in the Indian media, unlike western media because for the males: ''As a man, to be beaten by your wife is desperately humiliating and, in a way, shameful.” Further, the Indian (or any other western) society is not sympathetic toward harassed men. They are subject to carping criticism, mockery and jokes. If they speak up publicly, they are tagged as ''unmanly'' According to Rukma Chary, general secretary, Save Indian Family Foundation : “Domestic violence against men in India is not recognized by the law. The general perception is that men cannot be victims of violence. This helps women get away scot-free.”
But women taking to thrashing chauvinistic erring husband, it seems, has become a new approach in the past decade or so. If a husband does go to the police, he may be slapped with a false dowry harassment case, etc., to shut him up. Besides, it is difficult to shake off the social stigma such innocent men may carry for a long time.
In the capital city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh a youth, in a complaint to the Police Counseling Center, pleaded help to save him and his family members from his devilish wife whose forte was to torture his entire family. In the wake of this incident, several male members approached the Police counseling center about the unruly wives in their families.
According to Babita Singh, in-charge of the Counseling Center the crux of the problem was often the newly married woman never listened to her husband and sometimes threatened to get divorced, not respecting the solemn vows of matrimony.
The UN statistics taken in 2016 with respect to domestic violence -
By the same token, there are women who really suffer due to bad marriage and they refuse to go the court to avoid bad name and stigma on their character/family. Many people are of the view that men are suffering now because of their forefathers past sins - 'ill-treatment of their wives way back in the past when they were confined to the four walls of the house. ''Karma'' holds a firm grip on those who hurt others, be they humans or animals. The old quote ''marriages are made in heaven'' is true of most cases. If you are bestowed with a good wife/husband, it is well and good and if it is on the contrary, you have to be submissive to the Karma and accept life as it comes.