Articles about Domestic Violence Act

Assaulted by husband, asked to adjust by cops: Vismaya's story

23 Jun 2021

India
Assaulted by husband, asked to adjust by cops: Vismaya's story

Vismaya V Nair, a 24-year-old woman from Kerala, died by alleged suicide on Monday, following which her husband has been arrested by the police for allegedly harassing her over dowry.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Politics
Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

India
Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

Ex-judge assaults daughter-in-law for dowry, in front of her kids

21 Sep 2019

India
Ex-judge assaults daughter-in-law for dowry, in front of her kids

A disturbing video of domestic violence did rounds of social media late on Friday. In the CCTV footage, a woman was seen being assaulted by her husband, mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

02 Sep 2019

Sports
Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is once again at the center of controversy after an arrest warrant was issued against him.

Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

26 May 2019

India
Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

Under the domestic violence law, the brother-in-law of the aggrieved complainant can be ordered to pay alimony, the Supreme Court underlined.

Woman who entered Sabarimala returns home; her family moves out

06 Feb 2019

India
Woman who entered Sabarimala returns home; her family moves out

Two weeks after she was allegedly assaulted by her mother-in-law for entering the Sabarimala temple, Kanaka Durga returned to her home in Angadipuram on Tuesday following a court order in her favor.

Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

26 Jan 2019

Politics
Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

In a rather embarrassing situation for Congress, Imarti Devi, the state Union and Child Development Minister of Congress, was unable to read the Republic Day speech at a program held at SAF ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

07 Nov 2018

India
Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

A father can seek visitation rights to his child under the Domestic Violence Act if the child is in the mother's custody, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

Previous rule overturned, live-in couples can now adopt kids

22 Sep 2018

India
Previous rule overturned, live-in couples can now adopt kids

Providing a huge relief to live-in couples, the Child Adoption Regulatory Authority (CARA) has allowed them to adopt kids, overturning an earlier circular issued in May '18.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

26 Jul 2018

India
Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

Neha Rastogi worked with Apple and lived in Silicon Valley. She had a good education, an illustrious career, a four-year-old daughter and an abusive husband.

Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

01 Jun 2018

India
Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

In a landmark verdict, Kerala High Court today declined to separate an 18-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl who were in a live-in relationship, saying it cannot close its eyes to the fact that such relationships have become rampant in society.

UP shocker: Woman's hands broken for not bearing male child

10 Apr 2018

India
UP shocker: Woman's hands broken for not bearing male child

In a shocking incident, a woman's hands were fractured by her husband and in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur allegedly for giving birth to three daughters and not bearing a male child in eight years of married life, police said.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

12 Feb 2018

India
Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

Neha Rastogi worked with Apple and lived in Silicon Valley. She had a good education, an illustrious career, a four-year-old daughter and an abusive husband.

Woman can stay at matrimonial-home not owned by husband: HC

22 Oct 2017

India
Woman can stay at matrimonial-home not owned by husband: HC

In a significant order, the Bombay HC stated a woman has the right to live in her matrimonial home/shared-household even if it doesn't belong to or is owned by her husband, pending divorce proceedings.

The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"

31 Aug 2017

India
The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"

In what might help change the course of debates on marital rape, the Delhi HC has observed that forced sexual intercourse, even by lawfully-wedded spouses, is criminal.

Sexual relationship doesn't imply marriage under Hindu laws: Bombay HC

11 Jun 2017

India
Sexual relationship doesn't imply marriage under Hindu laws: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court said that a sexual relationship by choice, chance or accident doesn't convert it into a 'marriage' under Hindu laws, and children borne out of such relationships might not be entitled to the father's property.

Gifting brides bats condones violence: Activists on MP minister's move

03 May 2017

India
Gifting brides bats condones violence: Activists on MP minister's move

Activists are dismayed after an MP minister "set a bad precedent" by gifting brides at a mass wedding bats to beat their husbands if they take to alcohol.

Domestic violence: MP minister distributes bats at mass wedding

01 May 2017

India
Domestic violence: MP minister distributes bats at mass wedding

In a peculiar instance, 700 women who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradesh were given wooden bats as wedding presents, to use against their abusive husbands.

Sheila Dikshit's son-in-law arrested

14 Nov 2016

Politics
Sheila Dikshit's son-in-law arrested

Former Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit's son-in-law has been arrested for allegedly inflicting violence on his wife.