A Description of Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence

CIA - 3

By-

Manjit Singh - 1211309

Dipika Sinha - 1211332

Denzil George - 1211340

Aditi Dhar- 1211329

Namita - 1211334

Anurag Minni - 1211367

Contents

1. WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?...................................................................................3 3. REACTING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.................................................................................5 4. CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.......................................................................6 4.1 Children who Witness Domestic Violence.....................................................................6 4.2 Children who are Targets of Domestic Violence............................................................6 5. THE USE AND MISUSE OF SECTION 498A, IPC...........................................................7 6. THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT, 2005..........................................................................9 6.1 THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE........................................................9 6.2 PROCEDURE FOLLOWED UNDER THE DV ACT................................................11 Jurisdiction.....................................................................................................................11 Application to the Magistrate ........................................................................................11 Counselling ...................................................................................................................12 Assistance of welfare experts........................................................................................12 Appeals..........................................................................................................................12 6.3 RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND RELIEFS UNDER THE DV ACT................................12 Right to Reside in a Shared Household ........................................................................13 Protection Orders ..........................................................................................................13 Residence Orders ..........................................................................................................14 Monetary Relief ............................................................................................................14 Custody Orders .............................................................................................................15 Compensation Orders ...................................................................................................15 Interim Orders ...............................................................................................................15 Ex Parte Orders .............................................................................................................16 Relief under other Statutes ............................................................................................16 6.4 PROTECTION OFFICERS UNDER THE DV ACT...................................................16 6.5 SERVICE PROVIDERS UNDER THE DV ACT........................................................18 6.6 DUTIES OF THE AUTHORITIES UNDER THE DV ACT.......................................18 Duties of Shelter Homes ...............................................................................................19 Duties of Medical Facilities ..........................................................................................19 Duties of Protection Officers ........................................................................................19 Duties of Government ...................................................................................................20 6.7 OFFENCES UNDER THE DV...
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