All for women
DB Kulkarni, 98, continues his crusade against atrocities on women. Daughter Asha has also been chipping in for the cause, helping women fight for their rights
At the grievance cell of the Anti-Dowry Movement headquarters here, this 97-year-old has been the guiding light to scores of women with complaints of dowry harassment, domestic atrocities and even forced marriages for the past 37 years. DB Kulkarni, lovingly called ‘Mamasaheb’, has not given up his fight yet.
He says his movement followed an intuitive sign from his SaneGuruji. “We see atrocities on women everywhere, even among the rich but we choose to be quiet about it... They are being treated inferior to men in one way or the other; but we go about our daily lives as if nothing happens. Rather everyone should be a guardian of the society.”
Daughter Asha Kulkarni, 59, who helps him in his efforts, is also a member of the organisation devoted to the cause of uplift of masses, especially women, and to eradication of dowry through social revolution. The movement operates through street plays, drawing competitions, debates and the like.