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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Special Marriage Act

The Special Marriage Act 1954 was passed to provide a form of marriage which could be entered into by a man and a woman irrespective of cast, creed, religion, nationality etc. The Special Marriage Act 1954 provides a special form of marriage, registration of such marriages and divorce.
A marriage instituted under the Special Marriage Act 1954 is of the nature of a civil contract and requires no rites like Saptapadi under Hindu law or the Nikah in Muslim marriages.  The marriage is performed under a Marriage Officer appointed by the government. Read more at...
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