DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005

  • TN: Big jump in domestic violence complaints April 14, 2012

    Chennai: Increasing awareness about the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 has encouraged more and more victims to seek relief under the legislation, which has led to a whopping 464 per cent rise in the number of petitions received under the statute in Tamil Nadu. According to statistics from...
  • Men crib, Govt to review domestic violence law August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: They have been accused of rape and stigmatised by society only to be acquitted in court, but they have not been able to come out of the shadows of the allegations that have shattered their lives. Says a man who was acquitted of a rape charge (name withheld), "Because...
  • Domestic Violence: Govt seeks report March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has sought a report from the state governments on implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, which came into effect on October 26, 2006. Under the Act, wives, mothers, livein partners, sisters, mothersinlaw or any woman with...
  • 37 pc women face domestic violence March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Over 37 per cent married women in the country were victims of physical or sexual abuse by their husbands with Bihar topping the list. Women in Himachal Pradesh faced less violence at home compared to other states in the country. The latest National Family Health SurveyIII found that 37.2...
  • I will empower women: Chowdhury November 11, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian women live in "dangerously selfembracing situations" and only stringent legislation like the new law on domestic violence can provide them physical, emotional and monetary protection, says Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Chowdhury justified the Prevention...
  • 'Tormented' husband lodges protest November 4, 2006

    Ludhiana: In a unique case, an Indian husband has lodged a complaint against his wife for domestic violence in northern Ludhiana town, just a fortnight into a new law protecting women against all sorts of domestic abuse. The Domestic Violence Act which came into force on October 26 recognises all forms...
  • Daughterinlaw sues coal minister November 2, 2006

    Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Coal and Mines Dasari Narayan Rao's daughterinlaw, D Susheela filed a complaint of harassment against her inlaws at the Punjagutta Police Station on Thursday. Taking recourse to the recently introduced Domestic Violence Act, Susheela said that both Dasari Narayan Rao and his wife D Padma...
  • Wifebeater booked in Tamil Nadu October 28, 2006

    Chennai: An employee of the public sector Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board has become the first person to be arrested under the recently introduced Domestic Violence Act. Joseph, who is a peon with the TNWDB, was arrested late on Friday night after his wife, Benedict Mary, filed a formal complaint...
  • New law against violent hubbies October 25, 2006

    New Delhi: The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 will come into effect from Thursday providing protection to the wife or female livein partner from violence at the hands of the husband or male livein partner or his relatives. The Act was passed by Parliament in August last year...