Indian men’s suicides are escalating steadily and reached epidemic proportions, years ago already. In contrast, although Indian women are constantly being portrayed as victims of male oppression and in need of protection and promotion, the suicide rates and numbers of suicides by Indian women remain virtually unchanged, compared to what they were in 1995. Rather, the suicide rates and numbers of suicides by Indian women have seen a substantial decline since 2011.
Please help to draw attention to the epidemic of Indian men’s suicides that takes the lives of close to 100,000 men each year in India.
India’s men’s rights activists (MRAs) have much concern that Indian men’s suicides escalate. In early June of 2017, I examined suicide statistics published by India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
Indian men’s suicides now (latest NCRB figures are for 2015) occur at more than twice the rate at which Indian women commit suicide. In 2015, male and female suicides in India numbered 91,528 vs. 42,088, respectively. Husbands were 48.3 percent and wives 21.2 percent of all Indian suicide victims in 2015.
The results of my examination of the NCRB’s suicide statistics were published on June 17, 18, 19, in three different blog postings, at http://blog.fathersforlife.org/ (links for the articles are shown just after the following table).
Some Indian MRAs communicate with me. I drew their attention to what the results of my examination of the NCRB’s suicide statistics showed, but the consequences of publishing my findings are somewhat disappointing, so far. For whatever reasons, the figures and facts I published have not yet attracted much interest. Help by anyone who can alleviate the lack of attention that the suicide epidemic by Indian men receives would be much appreciated. Effective help will ultimately save much suffering and many lives.
Again, please help to draw attention to Indian men’s suicides epidemic that takes the lives of close to 100,000 men each year in India.
Walter H. Schneider
2017 06 21, Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada
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