Tag Archives: 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

Why have Domestic Violence Act if Maharashtra Government can’t enforce it, asks Bombay high court

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

Domestic Violence Act: Maharashtra Government delay in appointing protection officers at taluka level irks HC

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

Gujarat: Domestic violence cases rise,conviction rate goes downhill

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

DC debates on the recent Supreme Court ruling on domestic violence

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

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

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

NCW could soon make arrests in cases of domestic violence, police apathy

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