Deepika Bhardwaj’s ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ shocks the viewer into the reality of how laws made with the noblest of intentions can wreck people’s lives
Section 498A was introduced in the Indian Penal Code in the year 1993 to protect married women from the cruelty of husbands and their relatives.
The documentary Martyrs of Marriage shines the torch on injustices perpetrated by the misuse of Section 498A.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." - Robert Frost
Born and brought up in Haryana districts notorious for crimes against women, Deepika Narayan Bharadwaj, 31, chose to lend support to harassed men instead.
In India, where crimes against women are rampant, a female activist and documentary filmmaker stands out for being a rare voice for abused men.
“Are men not vulnerable? Do they not face discrimination? Can they not be victims?” – Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj to BBC.
Martyrs of Marriage, a documentary film based on the exploitation of 498A was premiered on 22nd October in Delhi's Iskcon auditorium, Iskcon temple. The film entirely based on true ...
Filmmaker and activist Deepika Bhardwaj finds out that the law against dowry can be misused against men.
Martyrs of Marriage, a documentary film on the misuse of the law on dowry, IPC 498A, directed by Deepika Narayan Bharadwaj, will be screened in the city on Saturday.