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By NewsGram Staff Writer

It appears that there is a gender bias even in divorces. According to the statistics compiled by rediff.com, there are more divorced women in India than divorced men.

The ratio between divorced women and divorced men show huge variations across various states. Except for Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, in all other states, the number of divorced women are considerably higher than the number of divorced men.

There are 4022 divorced women for every 1000 divorced men in Kerala, which is the highest in India.

The figures for other southern states are not much better either. Karnataka has a figure of 3127 females per 1000 males. Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh have a figure of 2863 and 3052 respectively.

Among the states of East and North-East, Tripura has the highest disparity with 3497 females per 1000 males and Sikkim has the lowest disparity with 1038 females for every 1000 males. West Bengal and Odisha has 2787 and 2813 divorced women per 1000 divorced men.

The figures for the states in Central India and those across Gangetic belt are as follows: Uttar Pradesh: 966, Uttarakhand: 1638, Madhya Pradesh: 1493, Chhattisgarh: 2434, Bihar: 1537, and Jharkhand: 2507.

In Western India, Gujarat and Rajasthan have 935 and 1122 divorced females for every 1000 divorced males respectively. This means that there are more divorced men than divorced women in Gujarat.

The case is same in Punjab and Haryana as well. Punjab has 809 divorced women per 1000 such men, and Haryana has 924:1000 ratio of women to men.

The ratios for Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are 1131:1000 and 1349:1000 respectively.

Though the statistics do not say anything regarding the total number of divorces in each state, it clearly establishes that more number of divorced women do not remarry as compared to their male counterparts.

A report published in January by Hindustan Times had revealed that divorce rates in India, especially among young couples were rapidly increasing.

In Mumbai, 11667 divorce cases were filed till November, 2014 as against 5245 such cases in 2010. In Kolkata 8347 cases were filed till November, 2014 as against 2388 cases in 2003.

Out of the 2000 divorce cases filed in the Lucknow family court in 2014, 900 cases were filed by young couple who were married for less than a year.

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  • Vinod

    When a divorce takes place , there will be equal number of men and women affected. I do not understand the statement “there are more divorced women in India than divorced men”

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#MeToo Movement Shows The Decaying Soul of India: Mahesh Bhatt

These are larger issues. The soul of the country is decaying. We are far away from what we claim to be. And cases like this only put spotlight on that," added the director

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#MeToo movement shows India's soul is decaying: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt

On the one hand, Indians bow down to a goddess to pray and on another some people violate women. This dichotomy in India is creating a mess of things, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who feels Indians are far from what we claim to be.

“The #MeToo movement cannot be resolved through the court of public opinion. There are people standing up for something. I would say more power to women who scream from the rooftop about something wrong done to them — whether it is after 10 years or 20 or 50… It doesn’t make a difference,” Bhatt told IANS in an interview when he was in the city to promote “Jalebi”.

“You cannot deny the right to individuals to say what they say. But the question is whether the quotes are in sync with the legal system, which is based on a certain understanding. Are they in sync with this so-called enlightened new view that we have? If punitive action is not taken, the cynicism that nothing happens would be reinforced,” he added.

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The dichotomy is what has made a mess of things.

 

The #MeToo movement in India started in September after Tanushree Dutta recounted an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar on the sets of “Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss” in 2008.

After that, a slew of controversies surrounding Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath and Sajid Khan have emerged.

“There is only one thing you can’t use this #MeToo movement for (and that is) settling old relationship issues. You cannot categorise that.

“There is domestic violence which is there between married people or lovers. There can be sexual misconduct which can be tackled legally. But we are talking about sexual harassment which is another case. Women need to handle that very responsibly,” Bhatt said.

The director feels it is time to ask a “deeper question”.

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Bollywood actress Tanushree Datta presents a creation by designer Sanjeet Anand at the Bangalore Fashion Week in Bangalore, India. VOA

“During Durga Puja, you bow down to the deity which was created by this great story of male gods putting their best to create her so that she can kill the demon to save the world and heaven from the wrath of that demon. It is time to understand that you support the woman and let her retain her dignity or she will perish.

“The question is, ‘Do you really view women in the form of the goddess you worship in the temple’. Because in private life you violate them.”

He said “there is a kind of dichotomy”.

“The dichotomy is what has made a mess of things. We have an idea about ourselves and the reality is quite different from the idea. Look at what you are doing to women. There are issues which cannot be resolved themselves within a time frame of a week, a month or a year.

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“These are larger issues. The soul of the country is decaying. We are far away from what we claim to be. And cases like this only put spotlight on that,” added the director, who has helmed projects like “Arth”, “Saaransh”, “Naam”, “Sadak”, “Junoon” and “Papa Kahte Hain”.

As a film producer, how does he ensure a safe workplace for women?

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“Human beings are vulnerable to all this and more. But I can only say that you lead by example. You set the tone about what the morality of the house is going to be. I have enough women force. I have my own daughter (Pooja), who is a tough chick. I have my sister who is hands-on. I have my niece.”

“If there is any outrage anywhere, I think there are enough pockets to bring out what is happening,” added Bhatt , who will be back as a director with “Sadak 2”. (IANS)