Mandeep Puri : Accusing the National Commission of Women (NCW) of being “biased”, three national level organisations that are active in combating dowry harassment and other atrocities against women, said the body “should change its name to the national commission of daughters-in-law”.
Representing these organisations, the members pointed the inequality and the gender bias that is being done by the National Commission of Women and the Women Cell. The liberalization is not destroying families.
Celebrating Women’s Day at the Chandigarh Press Club, the All India Forgotten Women’s Association (AIFWA), True Equity Network (TEN) India and Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-Law Protection Association (APMPA) lauded the achievements and successes of women.
Representatives of these organizations called upon the central government to “recognise that promoting women’s welfare did not mean weakening and destroying the institution of marriage”.
Manjit Puri coordinator of Andhra Pradesh Mothers-in-law Protection Association (APMPA), Chandigarh Chapter, said, “Woman Empowerment is not meant to misuse the women’s power, rather it is using the women’s power in an effective way. The way the laws are being misused, the day is not far when men will stop marrying”.
“The NATIONAL COMMISSION OF WOMAN should be named as Daughter-In-Law Commission. The commission is ready to back the Daughter-In-Law, while total ignorance is paid to the mother-in-laws. Even the women cell is useless. Are we not women”, she added.
Jaswinder Kaur represented All India Forgotten Women’s Association (AIFWA), and said, “ Why the sisters are ignored. Are we criminals or what”.
A month back, these organisation posted letters to the president of the National Commission of Women but till date no correspondent has been received from the commission. The mother-in-laws and sister-in-laws representing the organisation urge the NCW to change the name of the commission to National Commission of Daughter
The organisations held a seminar on the occasion of International Women’s Day seeking parity in women’s rights. They alleged NCW was ignoring complaints filed by women against the misuse of laws to prevent dowry harassment.