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U.S. must stop exporting weapons of family destruction
By Uma Challa
web posted January 29, 2007
Pearl S. Buck once wrote, “The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due…to their isolation from the larger family unit…no mere father and mother…are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond…”
The much envied Indian family structure is, in fact, based on mutual tolerance and coexistence of persons belonging to different generations, and provides safety and security to individuals at all stages of life. The larger family also acts as a buffer to mitigate everyday stress and helps minimize conflicts between inexperienced married couples. This stable and time-tested cultural institution has suffered the most serious assaults due to the export of family-breaking ideologies originating in the Western world. Understanding and tolerance to build harmonious marital relationships, are now being projected as a form of slavery. To make things worse, senseless U.S. anti- family laws, which have literally destroyed trust between American men and women, are now being thrust on India, without any heed to cultural relevance, social consensus, or the presence of a suitable law enforcement system for their proper implementation.
The heavily critiqued Domestic Violence Act is the Indian clone of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which assumes that victims of domestic violence are always women. Further, it assumes that women are always honest, and, hence, requiring proof of their claims is unnecessary. The accused man, however, is presumed guilty until proven innocent. In an overzealous attempt to cover all forms of real or perceived violence against women, feminist organizations have drafted this ludicrous piece of legislation, which provides enormous scope for its misuse by unscrupulous wives/girlfriends (current or former) against men and their kin. Victims of female aggression (men, women or children) are offered no legal protection whatsoever….(Full Story)
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- India: Misuse of Domestic Violence Act