Atleast half of Indian beleive wife beating is OK!I read this in the papers. Based on the survey data included in the pre-budget economic survey report, as high as 52 % of Indians think that is it OK for the husband to beat their wives. The irony is that these figures are contained in the Economic Survey report that has a 'pink jacket(cover)' to symbolize women empowerment.
I couldn't get details of what was the male: female ratio of the participants and where this survey was conducted. This is not about gender equality that both have a right to beat up each other, but it is a cause for concern.
India is trying to have a good image at the international arena. Unfortunately, this report coming from the Government portrays us in a bad light because domestic violence is frowned upon in Western societies.
Although we have the legal process to safeguard women, these figures reflect our thought process, our mentality and how we regard(disregard) married women.