Petition on Gender Biasness in Indian Law



*Itna padh likh- ke kya karogi, shaadi karke bacche hi toh paalne hai.
*Ladke rote nahi hai. Be a Man!
*Aye Chakke!
*Mard ko dard nahi hota.
*Ye sab tumhare dimaag me hai. Its unnatural.
*Ye meri beti nahi, beta hai!

ENOUGH STEREOTYPES!
It is time to break the chains of patriarchy, social shaming and the pressure of masculinity.
Presenting SECTION 375 OF IPC now -
Rape is not rape if it’s by a man with his own wife.
Rape is not rape if a man is victimized by another man or a woman.
Rape of a transgender is not an issue because transgenders are not a part of society at all.
Do you see the problem in all these scenarios here?
Gender Biasness prevails against all the genders in some way or other and the fight is not against each other. There is no man vs. woman issue; instead we stand for Right against Wrong.


We at "INTO LEGAL WORLD" have taken this initiative to bring the much required attention on gender biasness in the Indian Legal System, not just for social awareness but to eradicate the issue from the gamut of law with the help of the law.
We, a team of young advocates, are strongly against it and pledge to take a stance against it in the Courts of Law with the deepest commitment.


A team of 52 young , progressive Advocates are determined to make a difference and need your support.

By signing this Petition , you can help make that difference.
Will you add your voice to the need for this change?


GENDER BIASNESS IN INDIAN LAW

Is this myth or mystery?
Do we have full proof laws to protect and safeguard the interest of men, women and the ‘most ignored’ transgender? As humans do we care about giving the so-called transgender their rights and privilege and if not, is the government law sound enough to protect them? The answer is a big NO. They not only suffer in the hands of society but also the lawmakers and keepers of the law.

When a child is born with a biological defect so much so that he cannot be termed as a man or woman with his reproductive organ missing, he is taken by the transgender community. Most of the time, parents don't want to keep such a child who is labeled as a curse and even if they want, the transgender community itself along with society does not allow.

Where is Article 21 that guarantees life to every human seen in this scenario? Why a transgender is denied of basic human rights is the most vital question. Imagine yourself in their shoes. What if you were a transgender forced to live away from your family and siblings? Can you survive the pain? Why can't they live normally in society, receive proper education and find a decent occupation? What does the reproductive organ have to do with their creative or intellectual skills?

Its an absolute irony that the society expects transgender to be civilized and well- mannered, yet we simply refuse to accept them as a part of society. Article 21 reads as “No person shall be deprived of his life…”. The word ‘person’ makes this expression gender-neutral. Similarly the usage of terms like ‘person’, ‘citizen’ and ‘sex’ in the fundamental rights under Article 14, 15, 16, 19 portrays the intention that these rights enshrined on the citizen of the country irrespective of their gender. Yet, the third gender has always been curtailed within the ambit of these rights.

Other than a few who entertain them on marriages and childbirth, no one wants to see them and part with their hard-earned money. Why will a salaried class family who is anyways bogged down with maternity expenses throw away a couple of thousand bucks on eunuch community? Sadly, they are pushed aside, rebuked and sometimes even thrashed if they try to enter homes or apartments or even the so-called ‘respected’ society.

Is this the right way of earning their living? Most of them are throttled to death right after birth. Think for yourself, what's their fault if one organ is missing? Is being human all about reproduction? Can we think beyond sex for once and give this community an equal chance to live a decent life, their right to education, their freedom of expression and a chance to earn their own wealth rather than indulge in forceful begging. It's time we change the laws for their betterment and upliftment.

Coming to the topic of women laws and gender bias, the so-called the fairer sex, the second sex, or the inferior sex has no better plight than the transgender. If a daughter is born, even today families go into a state of mourning whereas, with the arrival of a son, the entire village, community, society, and family celebrates. No wonder the female gender is taken as a liability and the males of the family are treated as an asset.

When I had my first child, a group of transgender appeared from nowhere knowing exactly at what date and time my daughter was born. They probably are connected to all hospitals in their locality. They began their rate card from 51,000 and easily settled at 5000 just because it was a girl child. A boy must have caused me another fortune. As much as I was happy in saving my money, I saw gender bias right there even though my daughter proved to be a real Laxmi at that moment.

Right from the birth of the daughter, the whole agenda is of saving for her marriage, her dowry amount and not providing her with a decent standard of living. From not sending her to school to making her do child labor in her own household kitchen is a scenario that has still not changed. Or even if it has, the girl child wakes up, does all household work, goes to school only to return and take care of her siblings while her parents are busy earning a livelihood.

A female can never be the head of the family in a patriarchal society in most part of the world. From Sati to Johar to Widow re-marriage has always been quite controversial issue in our country. A man with or without children is supposed to marry right after his wife's death but not a woman. The other woman who comes in accepts the children and grows them as her own. However a widow has little chance of remarriage and if she has children, the chances are bleaker. No man can ever accept somebody else's child. Why isn’t it's ok vice-versa too?

Marital rape is a living reality. A man whatever he wants, whenever he wants, has all the right to satisfy his love and lust in the form of sex, even without his wife's permission. There is no law on safeguarding rights and its kind of taken as granted that marital rape is allowed. A no is not a no in this scenario for she is a wife.

Satpadi or the seven vows taken during the marriage is a lopsided affair making the woman a victim of domestic violence. With triple talaq abolished, we have taken a step ahead, yet divorce ground is missing for females especially in the sharia law. Polygamy is allowed in Muslim law for men and not women. Further married women are supposed to carry symbols of being married whereas the same rule doesn't apply to men. Why a miss becomes Mrs. right after marriage and Mr. continues to remain Mr.? Why men don't wear any signs of marriage and its only women's duty to protect her husband and children and safeguard marriage. From fasting to wearing sindoor, mangalsutra, bindi, its all a women's prerogative. Ever thought why?
From menstruation to pregnancy, there is so much hue and cry about women's body. Why is a woman treated as an untouchable when she starts bleeding while the family is proud when their son starts having mustaches. It's treated as signs of masculinity, something to be proud of but the same feminity becomes a matter of shame. You and I cannot exist if not for that menstrual blood which you call impure? Probably, in that case, every living being on this planet is impure.

Men, even though, the head of the family in the patriarchal system, that prevails in almost all the parts of the world, has not been spared either when it comes to the bias present in society. A man has to feed his family and fulfill all the roles of masculinity despite his wishes. There is this said rule that he has to be the bread earner and the head of the family, come what may. Even under the laws of satpadi, it is the duty of the man to provide for his wife. If he sits at home, society shuns him. If his income is less than his wife, he goes through self-guilt and even if he doesn't, the society and family makes sure he does. Why is it a taboo to be a homemaker as a man? Why can't a man change diapers, feed his children, make them do homework if he has a working wife? Why can't household chores be equally divided? How can we deny the possibility of men being perfect homemakers and why this pressure on them to earn money? Why he has to hide his emotions all the time?

Going further, there is no law to protect males from sexual offenses like rape, sexual harassment at the workplace or sexual assault and that's why we saw the rise of #MenToo movement. A man is equally vulnerable to rape and sexual assaults. Even men can be tender, emotional and have a soft and vulnerable side to their nature and character. The societal expectations of masculinity needs to go and there should be specific laws to safeguard the rights of men. It’s time to give them a chance to redefine their masculinity.

All three genders are equally important for the smooth functioning of the society and hence it’s high time we sign the petition for specific amendment in the law not just for transgender and women but even men too. Once all the three genders inclusive of gays and lesbians get equal rights to live, we can claim a civic and welfare society as outlined in the directive principles of state policy. The world cannot function if the rights of the either genders are endangered.

Gender Biases is evil and wrong as whole. Biasness against any gender is intolerable and every effort should be made to eradicate such an evil practice. The centuries-old patriarchal structure of the society is the core of modern world gender biases. The patriarchal system first inferior the non-male genders and then restrict the ambit of conduct and emotions of male itself. Patriarchy is a system which is camouflaged and slowly killing the harmony and equality in society. The male dominance has actually surfaced as male suppression and in race of restricting others, the patriarchy has killed the soft and inherent emotions of male. The Male is supposed to be harsh and rigid and every other gender should be just a follower of the superior male gender.

In the fight against Gender Biases, no one is against no one, we acknowledge the biases against all. Everyone is suffering from this evil in one or the other way. We all need to strongly stand together against it. Into Legal World need support from every individual to fight against gender biases. Into Legal World, though its Legal Wing is prepared to make change and soon is to file a Public Interest Litigation in Court. The PIL is regarding ‘Gender Biases of Sexual Harassment Laws in India’.

Into Legal World appeals everyone to participate in this petition against gender biasness and be a part of this revolution. Because together we can make it

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Reasons for signing

I want such stereotypes to be gone

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Akashdeep Samanta

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:56 PM

I believe in gender neutrality in law.

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Abhishek Tripathi

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:56 PM

There is no need Of Gender Biasness in our legal system

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vishu raj

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:14 PM

I cannot support these gender biasness atleast for the sake of humanity we should stand forth and take a severe action towards it.

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Cherry agarwal

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:15 PM

Against gender biasness in any form.

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Devansh Mishra

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:16 PM

Yeah this stereotype mentality is harming overall personality of an individual and we must raise our voice against such types of societal stereotype mindset.

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Aditya singh bisht

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:20 PM

Betterment

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ALok Pushpam

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:48 PM

There should be no gender biasness in corporate world as mainly many mens even the boss who is a men makes gender discrimination, which should not happen as both men and women work there according to there skills not according to gender biasness

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Lata wadhwani

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:51 PM

Wife is highly qualified but don't want work, she want to Digg gold by filing false cases on me i.e 498A

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Vishwanth Bastawade

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:06 PM

To make laws gender neutral

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Prateek Singh

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:06 PM

I believe in Gender equality

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Divya Jha

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:07 PM

I am completely against the gender biasness because infringing rights of human kind is wrong and human kind includes we all whether it is a woman or man or a transgender.

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UPASANA WADHWANI

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:15 PM

I CAN FEEL HOW SOCIETY IS SUFFERING AND WE NEED TO FIND SOLUTION

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Ishika

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:19 PM

I vehemently disregard the gender biasness and stereotypes forced upon us.

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Arushi Rajpoot

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:23 PM

Gender equality

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Rooma bal

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:28 PM

I support the cause

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Irshna Srivastava

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:30 PM

Have been bullied myseld for my appearance, feminine behaviour and things

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Shubham Sharma

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:37 PM

I am a Man

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Rahul

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:54 PM

Discriminatory Laws

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Raj Smriti

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:59 PM

I am strongly against gender bias.

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Jenita Lale

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:13 PM

I support the cause.

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Supriya Shukla

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:19 PM

The gender biasness in Indian law should be corrected.

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Payal Sharma

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:28 PM

A much debated argument on which no step had been taken so far. The issue put up needs addressing, it's high time now.

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Smriti Saran

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:56 PM

step towards Social Justice

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Manavi

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:05 PM

Personal conviction

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Shabana Nafees

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:24 PM

Change is required

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Aditya Baranwal

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:50 PM

Read it feel 70% is right

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Amita Arun Nakra

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:09 PM

Against gender biasness

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Jaya mishra

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:19 PM

Gender is not a choice, it's something you are born with.

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Karam Chand Singh

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:46 PM

I strongly support this petition on gender biasness.

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Vaani Srivastava

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:04 AM

I have always thought the same way..

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Dipti Pandey

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:07 AM

I support

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Renu Srivastava

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:20 AM

Social Duty

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Rohit Pathak

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:23 AM

Fundamental duty as written 51A (h) of Constitution

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Navniit Kkhosla

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:26 AM

I'm against gender biasness

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Rahul Patel

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:29 AM

I'm supporting this initiative against gender biasness

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Ayush Pandey

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:27 AM

Because I'm also a final year law student..

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Mohit kumar

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:39 AM

I agree with all the reasons given above. Gender biasness is a very prominent issue prevailing in our society because women especially suffer a lot.

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Akanksha chaturvedi

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:32 AM

To bring about gender equality

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prakarsh pandey

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:28 AM

In 21st century still in our country has man domination effect in society

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Tarun Sharma

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:10 PM

I support this

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Mamta Bhatia

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:26 PM

High time to change the mind set of the society.

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Dr. Sunira Chandra

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:03 PM

It is important to change the law to reflect changing times.

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Meera Singh

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:40 PM

I think it is right

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Vandita Samuel

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:10 PM

I agree with above content

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shalini srivastava

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:17 PM

testing

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Testing

22/08/2019 04:09 PM

I am a victim of gender biasness by the current judicial system and one sided laws which give no rights to men

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Abdul Bari Khan

22/08/2019 04:17 PM

I strongly feel that unless the law doesn't become gender neutral, there is no way in which the society can progress. It's high time that all genders were freed from the shackles of stereotypes and discriminatory societal norms.

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Anushka Mathur

22/08/2019 04:43 PM

I have daughters, need a better world for them.

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Indu

22/08/2019 09:54 PM

Harassment against men

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Yash Arora

23/08/2019 09:43 AM

Gender equality need to be focused. The power of this article is that it is trying to overcome our biases with evidence. One more thing about this article is that it isn't trying to focus on the problems faced by any one gender alone..but also equally focuses other genders too.

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Bhawana Gupta

23/08/2019 08:19 PM

Wants to change the thinking of our society for transgender

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Mukul tyagi

23/08/2019 09:43 PM

Forward step for equality

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Dindayal Singh

24/08/2019 12:14 AM

Better step which could have been taken earlier but its not late too

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Piyush Kumar

24/08/2019 12:40 AM

I wants to eliminate the gender biasness from the society

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Muskaan Mathur

24/08/2019 11:18 AM

As I am female.And faced a lot in the society on gender inequality

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Jyoti Rai

25/08/2019 12:15 PM

The facts are totally true

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Kritika Mishra

26/08/2019 11:34 AM

I believe in Gender equality

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Divya Jha

26/08/2019 11:36 AM

Fundamentals rights should not be violated

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Shaik premnazir

26/08/2019 12:57 PM

I like your ideas it's time for a change in our look

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Sanghamitra Roychowdhury

27/08/2019 10:50 AM

I like your ideas it's time for a change in our look

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Sanghamitra Roychowdhury

27/08/2019 10:51 AM

Gender biasness, ineqality should be eradicated. So in order to support this cause i sign this petition

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Poulami ray

29/08/2019 02:30 PM

Feels appropriate

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NITIN MEHTA

31/08/2019 12:19 PM

Gener Equality

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Harshit Mangal

04/09/2019 04:11 PM

succession also discrimate

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nataraju d

30/09/2019 10:49 PM