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 whether the prosecution was poorly…

MUMBAI: The state government should move the Centre to repeal the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act if it can not implement it, said an angry Bombay high court on Tuesday. Read More

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Monday rapped the state government for giving “excuses” for delaying the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. Read More

Ahmedabad: The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Read More

Hyderabad: At last the apex court has started taking a sympathetic view towards husbands and their family members. Actually, this is nothing new as the courts over the past few decades have reiterated the same. Read More

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 of the Indian Penal Code…

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 by his in-laws and husband….

New Delhi: The government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work places and also plans to extend NCW’s jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. Read More

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