Saturday, 9 August 2014

Section 498 A of Indian Panel Code [IPC]

Section 498 says that the husband or relative of the husband of the woman who subjects the woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and also liable to fine. The aggrieved woman herself or any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption file a complaint under this section. An Indian wife or her relatives can file a case under 498-A. Feminists are of the opinion that Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code as a law against domestic violence has indeed served women well and proved extremely useful as a deterrent. They argue that without it women may not be in a position to see their complaint through to its logical end. Read more at....

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Domestic Violence Facts

Domestic Violence may be faced by any woman, regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age, sexuality or lifestyle. Domestic violence can occur in any social and economic context, in affluent and poor households, educated and uneducated all types of women have been known to be victims. There are no justifications for domestic violence, although some studies cite reasons as alcohol, drugs, infidelity, mental illness, working women, and home incidents such as poor food preparation. Whatever the ‘reason’, violence against another person is never justifiable. It is wrong. The only true cause of domestic violence is the abuser’s choice to act violently. The effects of domestic violence or abuse can be very long-lasting as also emotionally, physically and mentally damaging. Physical abuse in extreme form may also result in serious injury or death. Read more at....

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Law Against Domestic Violence

The laws against Domestic Violence are many; The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA) was brought into force by the Indian government from October 26, 2006. This Domestic Violence Act aims to provide immediate and effective protection of the rights of women guaranteed under the Constitution who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Any woman who is in a domestic relationship and has lived in a shared household (also, a live-in relationship) with the perpetrator of violence is covered under the purview of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.  Read more at....

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Domestic Violence Information

Section 3 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 defines it as any act which results in harm or injures or endangers the health, safety and causes physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse. Domestic violence can also result in death. Physical violence such as beating, slapping, hitting with hand/objects, punching, kicking, pushing, shoving, pulling of hair etc. are all considered domestic violence, in India. Emotional and verbal abuse which are considered to be of the nature of domestic violence, also, constant demands for dowry ridicules, name calling insults regarding child bearing and son preference or not bringing dowry are considered domestic violence. Read more at....

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence has no fixed form or victim; Domestic violence perpetrated against a woman may be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual and economic in nature. It differs with households, individuals and situations and could result in anything from death to debilitating physical injuries. Any woman, regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age, sexuality or lifestyle can face domestic violence.
Acts of physical violence such as beating, slapping, hitting with hand/objects, punching, kicking, pushing, shoving, pulling of hair, Sexual abuse in the form of coerced sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual acts etc. are all considered acts of domestic violence. Read More at ..


Dowry also known as dahej in India is a social evil of our community. Dowry is a gift demanded or given as a precondition for a marriage. The Dowry Prohibition Act prohibits the request, payment or acceptance of a dowry as a consideration for marriage. Gifts given without a precondition are not considered dowry and are legal as they are known to be customary. Demanding dowry is punishable with a term of imprisonment not less than 6 months but which may extend to 2 years and fine up to Rs. 10,000. Taking dowry is punishable with imprisonment for a term not less than 5 years and with fine not less than Rs. 15,000. Stridhan is not considered as dowry. Read more at....

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