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Mard ko dard bhi hota hai – Santosh Kumar Potdar

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He is walking 2500 kms from Belagavi to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi and is making his voice heard about awareness on the victims of misuse of Section 498 A.

Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times


The latest anti-dowry crusader in the town is a 35-year-old man, Santosh Kumar Potadar from Telsang Village in Belagavi district has reached Madhya Pradesh enroute his 2500 kms journey which he commenced on November 19 (International Men’s Day).

He is creating awareness  of the ‘misuse’ of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the country.

He always carries a poster that read ‘Mard ko dard ko bhi hota hai’.

Potdar wants the police to conduct narco-analysis and undertake a brain mapping of women who ‘frame’ men in dowry cases.

Santosh Kumar said that according to the study conducted by Serve Family Foundation and My Nation about 98 per cent of men have faced domestic violence (DV) within three years of marriage. Further, the trauma suffered by victims of false and fabricated cases is ten times more than the DV victims. Every 2.5 hours an innocent elderly person is arrested under Section 498A of IPC without proof or investigation.
Photo Courtesy: Hindustan Times

7 thoughts on “Mard ko dard bhi hota hai – Santosh Kumar Potdar”

  1. Hi Santosh you are doing a very good job by creating awareness..this is injustice towards men..the law needs to be equal…


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