As per National Crime Records Bureau in 2012, approximately 64,000 married men committed suicide vis-a-vis 32,000 married women.
In a report by a leading national daily, Dr. Ponappa, Men’s Right Activist, Mysore, indicated that over 1,57,000 men had committed suicide , in comparison to 1,26,000 women, owing to family disputes and harassment by their spouses in the last few years. He also indicated that a married man commits suicide every nine minutes in India due to alleged misuse of Section 498a of the Indian Penal Code against them, taking the toll to a whopping 64,000 a year.
The question is how many men speak up about being harassed by women, for no fault of theirs? Even today, in case of a complaint they are the ones who have to prove their innocence,even for something they haven’t done. We listen in on some of the stories where women have misused Indian laws: