We are Losing a Whole Generation of Young Men
One fine day of 1995, when I was in university, it was a normal day until I entered in computer Lab. When I came out of lab I came out with a new interest in computer science. That was my first interaction with a computer. Although I was not from computer background but during the year I was the only student who really learn computer. Rest of the students just did copy & paste type of things. After that year for next four years I was far from computer. Then the golden period of my life begin. Yes in 2000 I officially started learning computer for next 7 years I was in a in Job but that period was also a golden period of learning. During 7 year almost everyday I was learning something new in the field of computer. I was popular as computer expert in between friends, sometime people from computer background also came to ask for help. I developed few best quality softwares. But why I am talking about that now ? What happened after that ?
As I said that time period was golden period for me from learning point of view. It does not mean I didn’t learn after that but the only difference is after 2008-09 I was so busy in something that I rarely get time for new things. One can say if I didn’t learn new things after 2009 in computer I may have learn something else. True but that new learning is not of much use for me even I would say that is destructive in nature.
For next 7 to 8 years I spent time is courts. Why ? Did I committed a crime ? No I didn’t but I was running from one to another court continuously for next 7 year because my marriage didn’t worked well. People can show their surprise how marriage is related to court, but here in India Failed Marriage is a big crime for Men. How ? A failed marriage means men has to fight minimum four cases including few criminal cases. Why Criminal ? Marriage is civil and dispute should be civil but here in India failed marriage become a criminal offense and a men need to spend many years in fighting criminal cases.
I am not alone during last year 2016 more then 1 lakh cases registered under section IPC 498A and many more in other sections. These 1 lakh men will be in court continuously for next many years before they prove their innocence. Many will commit suicide because of pressure. One can ask if all these men are innocent ? My answer is yes most of these men are innocent, history or at-least last decade tell us. Even if we just compare after Arnesh kumar and before Arnesh kumar judgment, it will be clear that to make a solid whic can be used for arrest women start using other section like IPC 376 & 377 with 498A. Why suddenly women start thinking 376 & 377 necessary with 498A ? Clearly it is because they misuse the section when there are less chances of 498A they start misusing 376 & 377. Every year more then 1 lakh men falsely accused in gender biased cases. If one men come out in 10 year at a time more then 10 lakh men falsely accused. 10 lakh may looks like small number but 10 lakh YOUNG & PRODUCTIVE men wasting their golden time in unproductive work. Now this number 10 lakh looks big ?
The problem is that for many young men, false cases has become part of their life. They are forced to prove their innocence in a crime which they never committed. They are wasting their golden time unproductively. Yes they will prove their innocence in couple of years but they will loss their productive years. And finally when they will return to their normal life their productivity will be very less. I am live example what I could do, I can’t do that now.