Save Indian Family Foundation
|Type||Indian Men's rights organization|
|Location||Over 50 cities in 20 states|
|Leaders||Delhi - Amit Lakkhani;|
|Kerala - Gokul (who was earlier in Mumbai);|
|Bangalore - Rukma Chary;|
|Hyderabad - Partha;|
|Pune - Mahesh & Subir;|
|Chennai - Suresh;|
|Lucknow - Yaksh;|
|Madhya Pradesh - Gaurav;|
|Gujarat - Kalpesh;|
|Nagpur - Rajesh Vakharia;|
|Kolkata - D.S.Rao.|
|Field||Lobbying and activism for men's rights|
Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), is a men's rights organisation in India. It is a registered, non-funded, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), born from SIF Movement and work along with various like minded NGOs in India.
SIFF was founded in 2005 as an advocacy group against misuse of Indian laws related to dowry harassment. It is an umbrella organisation of a number of men's and family rights organisations spanned across Indian cities and provinces. In March 2006 another NGO, "Protect Indian Family", was founded in Mumbai to facilitate the working of SIFF. SIFF has supported founding of other like minded organisations such as the "All India Mother in Laws Protection Forum" and "All India Men's Welfare Association".
SIFF Activities has been described as antifeminist by some Indian feminist organisations and media outlets, who argue that the group promotes traditional legal and social powers for men at the expense of Indian women, and downplays the seriousness of women's issues in India.
SIFF is networked with Helpline telephone numbers for distressed husbands and their family members in Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Surat, Jaipur, and Kolkata. In 2010 the group claimed on its website to have "30,000 members on the ground and over 3,500 on the internet who are fighting this legal terrorism with vigour and passion like commandos".
SIFF has successfully conducted nationwide campaigns against the Marriage Amendment Bill in 2010 and the introduction of "Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage" as a ground for divorce under the Marriage Law Amendtment Bill in 2012. The orgnisation has protested the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. SIFF has also opposed efforts to criminalize marital rape in India, arguing that "No relationship will work if these laws are enforced."
Every year on 15th of August, SIFF conducts National Meet at one of the Indian cities where SIFF members across India converge and discuss on a National Agenda for SIFF. The National Meet will conclude with a Press Conference.
- Dowry law in India
- Indian Penal Code
- Men's rights movement in India
- No-fault divorce
- Men's rights movement
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