Tuesday, November 07, 2006

'If men have a problem, they should speak up'

'If men have a problem, they should speak up'
Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha

[ 7 Nov, 2006 0030hrs ISTINDIATIMES NEWS NETWORK ]

When she first entered Parliament as a young Rajya Sabha MP, she was hailed as the real-life Rajni, after a popular TV character who took up cudgels for the underdog. So many years later, as the first-ever Minister for Woman and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury is doing something similar, this time pushing through a few days ago, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a law that already has many crying foul. With characteristic candour, the feisty minister demystifies the new law in a chat with Timesofindia.com.

From the day the new law came into force, Netizens have been writing in with myriad questions on its efficacy, fairness and extent. Before all else, we posed to the minister some questions asked repeatedly by our readers:



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