What's worse, the humiliation and shame of this act going public forces them to keep mum.
Society isn't sympathetic to harassed men; being beaten up by one's wife invites mockery and jokes, and men who speak out about their woes are considered 'unmanly'.
Like women, men also find it hard to get out of abusive relationships, but Anil feels that the situation is worse for men, as they not only fear being away from their children, but are also worried about a false dowry case being filed against them.
Men who are accused of domestic violence get marginalized by society and even friends and family turn their backs on them.
Rukma believes that for men, it is huge emotional battle, one which proved to be too much for one Bangalore resident.
Fear of cases: The biggest fear in Indian men is being slapped with a dowry harassment case.
Not only is it hard to shake off the social stigma that comes with being charged with such an act, but the cases also tend to drag on for years and are almost always in the woman's favour.
(7) "Separation" means living separate and apart for 6 or more months immediately preceding the ruling upon the petition for a decree of divorce, except that no period of separation is required with respect to a marriage characterized under § 1505(b)(2) of this title; and separation may commence and/or continue while the parties reside under the same roof, provided, during such period, the parties occupy separate bedrooms and do not have sexual relations with each other, except as § 1505(e) of this title may apply.
(6) "Misconduct" means conduct so destructive of the marriage relation that petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue in that relation; and "misconduct" includes, as examples, adultery, bigamy, conviction of a crime the sentence for which might be incarceration for 1 or more years, repeated physical or oral abuse directed against petitioner or children living in the home, desertion, wilful refusal to perform marriage obligations, contracting venereal disease, habitual intemperance, habitual use of illegal drugs or other incapacitating substances and/or other serious offenses destructive of the marriage relation.
"Domestic violence against men in India is not recognized by the law.
The general perception is that men cannot be victims of violence.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Delaware Divorce and Annulment Act." 59 Del.