An organization dedicated to men’s rights called Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) started a campaign called “Woman is a Burden” and used the hashtag #1CroreAlimony. The foundation claims that in matrimonial cases, even for educated and well-earning women, Indian courts are ordering significant sums of alimony.
SIFF activists staged a protest near Shivajinagar’s District & Sessions Court to draw attention to India’s alimony laws. They held a rally across the court, and the response from the litigants was encouraging. Demands were brought before the Pune District Court’s Principal Judge.
As per further information from the X handle of SIFF “Silent protest is the solution. Judges are promoting 1 Crore Alimony demands. Soon they will increase to 2 crores.”
Several netizens have actively expressed their opinions about this.
An X user tweets “Men Standing in front of Courts today to ask the Hon’ble Courts: Is Doing Marriage in Indian a “Crime”? Why are they being punished with hefty Maintenance & Alimony without any proofs of Domestic violence? Why their pleas are not heard?”
Another X user tweeted “Durational maintenance. Kya kisi ne socha hai??? Rajnesh Vs Neha me SC Ki guidelines padhi hongi tab na. Aao chalo Courts ko batayen ki guild lines kitna important hota hai.”
An X user said “The only problem is then how will judicial system will keep extorting Indian men? Maintenance is not just for the wife but also for the lawyer and rest of the Indian judicial machinery. Wonder how will the rest of the system will agree for Durational Maintenance.”
An X user tweeted “One day, judge will also join men’s movement. I’m not saying that he will come to join by himself, I just mean to say that his wife will help him join this movement for men’s rights.”