Q: How can I contact MRA ?
Answer: If you are from Pune, please refer to the helpline numbers from Pune. If you are from outside Pune, please refer to the numbers nearest to you. For those residing in/around Pune, attending the weekly meeting is compulsory. That is for your own benefit.
Q: Is MRA on social media ?
Answer: Yes, please refer to the Contact-Us page. You will also find the MRA Yahoo group link.
Q. What help can I get from MRA ?
Answer: MRA provides free legal and emotional help to Men in distress.
Q. What is the procedure, once I come to weekly meeting ?
Answer: Once you come to the weekly meeting(at Sambhaji Park). The first thing, that you will be told to do is to fill the registration form. Please ask for the registration form. You will be provided with MRA membership guidelines. Once you have duly filled in the registration form, you will be given an introduction about MRA and what it works for. Then you will be provided a counselor, who will guide you in detail as to how you should prepare your case.
Q. What all is done in weekly meeting of MRA ?
Answer:Weekly meeting is of 2 hrs. Its timings are 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm every Sunday. The meeting is divided into two sessions of one hour each. First session of the weekly meeting is devoted to legal and others discussions. In this session, people ask various legal queries, and answers are provided. Legal knowledge sharing also happens in this round. You can also ask personal queries, related to matters which are affecting you. Next Session is activity session. In this session, discussion about planning of activities, and various events/news related to Men’s rights are discussed.
Q. My wife is very evil, and harasses me a lot. Should I file divorce ?
Answer: Generally we do NOT advise Men to file divorce first. You need to have a good understanding of Indian matrimonial laws before you do anything. Indian family courts are heavily biased in favour of wives. You need to have very solid material evidence in your favour to get a divorce. We have guided many members and all of them have got a divorce without paying a single rupee to their errant wives.
Q. Why should I join MRA, when all judgements are available online ?
Answer: You should join MRA and attend weekly meetings for various reasons. Using the judgements needs skill. You need to be aware of legal procedures and nitty-gritties. During your fight several times, you will need emotional support. MRA and its activists provide that crucial emotional support. You will gain many friends in MRA, who will understand your pain, since they have also suffered the same. Keep in mind you are not fighting your wife, but against the Indian legal system, a very formidable enemy.
Q. Can you suggest me a lawyer ?
Answer: We do not suggest any lawyer. Instead we train victims in legal knowledge. We strongly recommend that you purchase law books, study them, and become knowledgeable. Our weekly meetings are designed for that purpose.
Q. How do I fight 498A ?
Answer: A good starting point is to start reading Indian Penal Code, and Criminal Procedure Code. Go through the 498A survival kit. Keep your head cool. In depth discussion in weekly meetings.
Q. How do I fight false Domestic violence case ?
Answer: Read PWDVA Act. Carefully analyze the case. Keep your head cool. In depth discussion in weekly meetings.
Q. Can I get divorce from my unscrupulous wife ?
Answer: In India it is very difficult to get divorce from an unscrupulous wife. However if your wife has filed cases against you. With the right knowledge and attitude, you can use the false cases as a good basis to get issue-free(without any alimony) divorce from an unscrupulous wife.