Tag: Domestic

Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced with evidence of a poor conviction rate, instead of inquiring...

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Harassment or Domestic Violence? The Case of Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia: Amrita Mukhopadhyay

Guest Post by AMRITA MUKHOPADHYAY On Friday, 13 June 2014, a well known Bollywood actress Preity Zinta lodged a criminal complaint against her former boyfriend and business associate Ness Wadia, with the Marine Drive Police Station, Mumbai. In this case, the actress brought about criminal charges against a powerful businessman under different sections...

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Notice to MLA over domestic violence

JAIPUR: A magistrate court here on Thursday issued notices to BJP MLA from Bhim, Hari Singh Rawat, his wife Vimla Devi and son Ranjeet Singh Rawat on the charges of domestic violence by his daughter-in-law. Nisha, Ranjeet’s wife in a petition alleged that she was subjected to torture and harassment...

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