Custody order and Child under Domestic Violence Act

Custody order Notwithstanding any provision in any other applicable law, the Magistrate may, at any stage of the hearing, petition for a protection order or any other relief under the law or provision, granting temporary custody of any children to the offender, such person or person making a claim on his/her behalf and stating, if... Continue Reading →

Helpline Details for victims of Domestic Violence Act (Senior Citizen)

Introduction Elder abuse includes physical, emotional or sexual harm to older adults, financial exploitation or neglect of their health by those directly responsible for their care. As the elderly become weaker, they are less able to take care of themselves, resist bullying or defend themselves if attacked. Mental or physical illnesses can make them more... Continue Reading →

Residence Order under Domestic Violence Act

Introduction Residence order under the domestic violence act protects women’s right to reside in a shared household. If an aggrieved person has been expelled from the shared household then she can claim residence order under Section 19 of the DV Act. The Magistrate may pass a residence order thereby restrain her dispossession from the shared... Continue Reading →

Protection Order and Monetary relief under Domestic Violence Act

Protection order Every state has laws to protect victims of domestic violence from further abuse. These laws vary, but they all provide for a protective order, sometimes called a “protection order” or a “restriction order.” Once signed by the judge, the order tells the abuser to stop harming the victim. While an order does not... Continue Reading →

Shared Household under Domestic Violence Act

Introduction According to section 2(s), the household in which the woman accused of violence lives or at any stage or at any point in a family relationship, alone or with the respondent, is defined as "shared household". The duration of cohabitation is not defined before a house can be considered a "shared household". This provision... Continue Reading →

An Aggrieved Person under Domestic Violence Act

Introduction The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005 defines an “aggrieved person” as any woman who is or has been in a domestic relationship with the respondent and who alleges to have been subjected to any act of domestic violence by the respondent. The term respondent means any adult male person who is, or has... Continue Reading →

Domestic Incident Report under Domestic Violence Act

Introduction As per section 2(e) of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, domestic incident report means, a report made in the prescribed form on receipt of a complaint of domestic violence from an aggrieved person by the protection officer. Domestic violence refers to violence, abuse ad intimidation between people who are currently... Continue Reading →

Topic: Dowry under Dowry Prohibition Act

“Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.” -Mahatma Gandhi Introduction The position of women is one of the major factors that determine the progress and development of any nation. It is not possible for any civilised society to sustain its development if women... Continue Reading →

Topic: Feminism

Introduction Feminism in constitution Our constitution is a set of fundamental ideologies and written codes that itself promotes equality between gender. Equality means that men and women should be treated equally in all the circumstances. Women have struggled a lot for equality and against oppression for centuries, and although some battles were partly won –... Continue Reading →

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