India: Male NGO Calls Women Protection Bill 'Anti-Men'

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India: Male NGO Calls Women Protection Bill 'Anti-Men'

The proposed Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill introduced in the Lower House of Parliament has been termed as an anti-men legislation by a non-government organisation.

The All India Men's Welfare Association (AIMWA) said that proposed inquiry proceedings in the 2010 Bill were designed to deny justice to men, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

According to Section 4 of the proposed Act, the Internal Complaints Committee will be headed by a female and its members will consist of at least two female employees "committed to the cause of women."

The AIMWA said although no explanation was given to the term "committed to the cause of women", in common parlance it means "a feminist woman."

"The basic constitution of the internal complaints committee has been designed to be anti-men," said AIMWA Central India chief Rajesh Vakharia.

Read more at Bernama, published 29 November 2012.