If a man arranges an alternative accommodation for his estranged wife, she cannot take recourse to the Domestic Violence Act to force her husband to leave his house, the Delhi high court has said. Justice M L Mehta gave the ruling while disposing of a city’s resident plea for quashing of his wife’s complaint for…

The Domestic Violence (DV) Act which came into existence in 2005, picked up momentum two years later in 2007 in East Godavari. In the last seven years, 1,352 cases were booked, 226 cases settled through a compromise between the complainant and respondent by the concerned department which handles the cases. The Domestic Violence (DV) Act…

The Ministry of Overseas Affairs and the National Commission for Women (NCW) aren’t doing enough to help women deserted by NRI husbands, a parliamentary standing committee has found. In its draft report on NRI marriages, the standing committee on external affairs has come down heavily on the ministry and the NCW for shoddy and insufficient…

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