The Supreme Court will be hearing a PIL on the 3rd of next month that asks for guidelines to address married men who commit suicide after experiencing domestic violence. The petition, citing data from the National Crime Records Bureau, claims that 33.2% of men committed suicide due to family issues and 4.8% due to marriage problems. The petition also seeks guidance from the National Human Rights Commission on handling married men committing suicide and accepting claims of men who suffered domestic violence.
A PIL to create a “National Commission for Men” will be heard in SC
The petition seeks guidance from National Human Rights Commission on handling married men’s suicide and domestic violence claims.
Supreme Court will hear the PIL on July 3
A PIL requesting the creation of guidelines to address married men who commit suicide after experiencing domestic violence will get heard by the Supreme Court on the 3rd of next month to protect their rights.
According to the apex court website, The PIL will be heard on Monday by a bench of Justices Surya Kant and Dipankar Datta.
The National Crime Records Bureau’s data
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data on accidental deaths in India published in 2021, which stated that 1,64,033 people died by suicide nationwide that year, is referenced in the argument made by attorney Mahesh Kumar Tiwari. The petition claimed that 28,680 of these were married women and 81,063 of these were married men.
About 33.2% of men committed suicide due to family problems
In the year 2021, about 33.2% of men committed suicide due to family issues and 4.8% because of problems with their marriage. According to the plea, which cited data from the NCRB, “Total 1,18,979 men have committed suicide this year, which is approximately (72%) and total 45,026 women have committed suicide, which is approximately (27%).”
“How to handle the problem of married men committing suicide,” the petition questioned
The petition has also asked the National Human Rights Commission for guidance on how to handle the problem of married men committing suicide and accept the claims of men who suffered domestic violence.
What petition state?
“It said to respondent no.1 (Union of India) to issue a request for providing appropriate regulations through the Ministry of Home Affairs to the law enforcement authority/ Station House Officer of every Police Station to accept/receive complaints of subjects of domestic abuse or those under tension due to relationships and wedding associated problems and involve those complaints to the State Human Right Commission for proper disposal until the Government of India enacts the proper legislation.”
“Issue a direction/recommendation to the judiciary of India for investigating the subject of suicides of married men who struggle from domestic abuse or family problems and marriage-associated problems and submit the required reports to set up an entity like National Commission for Men,” the petition urged.