Wednesday, September 9, 2009

All India Mothers-in-law Protection Forum

Article by Geeta Pandey @ BBC News:
A group of Indian mothers-in-law have come together to fight the harassment they claim to endure at the hands of their daughters-in-law.

Fifty women have joined the All India Mothers-in-law Protection Forum (AIMPF), launched in Bangalore city. A spokeswoman told the BBC that while there were 15 laws to protect the younger generation, there was nothing to protect mothers-in-law from abuse.

India's National Commission for Women has acknowledged the problem. It says that cases against in-laws are often registered by brides who are protected by strict anti-dowry laws. But a number of the accusations turn out to be false.

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