Men’s rights activism in India is a relatively new movement that gained momentum in the early 2000s. It started as a response to what some men saw as the unfair treatment of men under Indian law and society.
Some of the main concerns of men’s rights activists in India include the alleged misuse of anti-dowry laws, the bias against men in child custody cases, and the lack of legal provisions for men facing domestic violence.
The movement has faced criticism from some quarters, with opponents arguing that it promotes male privilege and undermines efforts to address issues of gender inequality and violence against women. However, proponents argue that men’s rights issues are often overlooked and that addressing them is an important step towards achieving gender equality.
Rudolph D’Souza is considered to be one of the pioneers of the men’s rights movement in India. He founded along with other two activists (Gokul P R, Jinesh Zaveri), the Save Indian Family (SIF) in 2003, which is one of the largest men’s rights organizations in the country.
D’Souza’s involvement in the men’s rights movement began after his own experiences with what he saw as biased treatment against men in the legal system. He went through a divorce in which he felt he was treated unfairly and was denied access to his child. This led him to research men’s rights issues and eventually to start SIF and at the same time to facilitate, Guide and help non resident Indias he also started MyNation Hope Foundation.
Through SIF, D’Souza and other activists have advocated for changes to Indian law and society to address what they see as discriminatory treatment of men. They have organized protests, held seminars and workshops, and lobbied government officials to make changes to family law and other legal provisions that they believe are biased against men.
While D’Souza has been a controversial figure and the men’s rights movement in India has faced criticism from some quarters, it continues to grow and gain attention as a voice for men’s issues in the country.
In the Year 2005, Many Activists Offered their help to new victims. Media Blaster Swaroop, and Other Legal Advisers like Vinayak, Sachit, Nishant, Atul Jain, Satya, Santhakka, Niladri, Wasif, Saisada, Rajkaushal, Ramesh, Ashish, Rahul, Gupta Ji, Gope, Jogeshwar, Kalpesh, Vineet, are the main contributor to this fight against Misuse and Legal Torrorism.
Other prominent activists along with Rudolph D’Souza who started Save Indian Family are, seen in below photos.
1ST MEET HELD ON 11/09/2005 AT POWAI BOMBAY
Next comes Jinesh Zavari, from Borivali Mumbai, started to meetup other men at Borivali Sanjay Gandhi National Park to discuss their cases and advice them, that’s how weekly meetings started.
We can call Gokul P R as Father of the Men’s rights India Helpline and and Jinesh Zaveri as Father of the Men’s rights India Weekly meetings.
This is how Men’s rights activism started in India.