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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