Thursday, October 26, 2006

some more on domestic violence...

Recent news reports on the coming into force of the new law against domestic violence have praised the law as a step in the right direction. But the provisions of the said law make me wonder if it will actually prove detrimental, both to women's welfare, and to the traditional institution of marriage. I may be wrong in saying what I am, but I seriously doubt many women will use the law to take action against abusive husbands or in-laws, because the provisions of the law rule out all scope of reconciliation. But the question that remains to be answered is this...can a tough new law alone change the situation of women in this country? What is needed is a change in mindset and I do not see that happening any time in the near future. It might be a pessimistic view...but it is unfortunately true...

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