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[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 13,083 views]
Just Justice?

An Analysis of the Domestic Violence Act in Practice
Although the Domestic Violence Act is being used extensively by women to obtain reliefs such as protection, maintenance and residence orders, some confusion remains regarding certain aspects of the law. Keya Advani highlights some of the most salient features of the Act and analyses the varied interpretation of the law through some precedent-setting cases decided by the Indian judiciary
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (DVA) was introduced in the Indian parliament in 2005, in order to provide a remedy in …

domestic violence & the law »

[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 7,103 views]
Looking Beyond

Contextualising interpretations of the Domestic Violence Act within the specific legal and social framework of India, Flavia Agnes encourages the legal community to look beyond the DVA, to link civil and criminal laws to negotiate for women’s rights
The issue of domestic violence has been with us for a long time, and has been awarded prominence within Indian feminist legal pedagogy and social activism for several decades. It is one of the main planks of the women’s movement. But during the initial phase in late 1970s and early 1980s, it was …