Domestic Violence


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  • Ending Domestic Violence through Non-Violence: A Manual for PWDVA Protection Officers-Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

    This Manual for PWDVA Protection Officers, written by the Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative in 2009, is intended to provide comprehensive, step-by-step guidance to Protection Officers (POs) on how best to fulfil their duties under the the PWDVA, from the time that they are approached by an aggrieved person through to the litigation stage, including their Court-directed duties. Written especially for a predominantly non-legal readership and based on LCWRI’s extensive legal knowledge of and practical experience with the PWDVA, the Manual is an essential training resource for POs, empowering them to implement the law effectively, resourcefully and in a manner consistent with their legal obligations and the law’s overall objective of human rights and gender equality. This Manual shall also be useful to the police, service providers, medical facilities, shelter homes and other civil society groups working on domestic violence, as well as to women seeking recourse to the law.

Judgements

Kusum Narottam Harsora Vs. Union of India

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Two women filed complaints under several provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) against a man referred to as “PNH” and three of his female relatives. The petitioners were the mother and sister of PNH, and they alleged that he, his wife, and his two […]

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Navneet Arora vs. Surender Kaur

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Navneet Arora was living with her husband and daughter in a household shared with several of her in-laws. The house was legally owned by Navneet Arora’s mother-in-law, Surender Kaur, when Navneet’s husband died. Surender Kaur filed a suit for mandatory injunction against Navneet Arora. In an order dated March 21, […]

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S.R. Batra and Anr. vs. Smt. Taruna Batra

At-a-Glance Full Judgment Ms. Taruna Batra married Amit Batra on April 14, 2000, who is the son of the two appellants Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Batra. After the marriage, Taruna and her husband started residing together as husband and wife on the second floor of B-135, Ashok Vihar, Phase-I, Delhi, while S.R. Batra and his […]

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Sou. Sandhya Manoj Wankhade vs. Manoj Bhimrao Wankhade and Ors.

At-a-Glance Full Judgment Sandhya Manoj Wankhade moved in with Manoj Bhimrao Wankhade and his mother and sister following their marriage in 2005. About a year later, she began experiencing abuses from the three of them, for which she filed complaints under several articles of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA). There […]

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V. D. Bhanot vs. Savita Bhanot

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment V.D. Bhanot and Savita Bhanot were married in 1980 and lived together until 2005. In 2006, Savita Bhanot filed a petition for various reliefs under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA). She sought monetary relief from her husband, and the protection of her right to reside […]

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Juveria Abdul Majid Patni Vs. Atif Iqbal Mansoori

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Juveria Abdul Majid Patni and Atif Iqbal Mansoori got married according to Muslim rites and rituals in May 2015. The appellant experienced various abuses from the respondent, for which she lodged an FIR against him in 2007. The appellant claimed that she obtained an ex parte Khula from Mufti under […]

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B.P. Achala Anand vs. S. Appi Reddy and Anr.

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Smt. B.P. Achala Anand had been living in a tenanted apartment under her estranged husband’s name for several years when the landlord initiated proceedings for eviction. Smt. Achala’s husband, H.S. Anand, appeared in court to defend the suit, but it appears that he was not invested in defending his claim […]

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Ambreen Akhoon vs. Aditya Aurn Paudwal and Ors.

At-a-Glance Abridged Judgment Full Judgment Ambreen Akhoon initiated legal proceedings against her husband and mother-in-law under Section 26 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) before the Family Court. Confusion arose because of differing restrictions on who can be held as a respondent under PWDVA versus under Family Court laws. Specifically, under […]

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