A Description of Domestic Violence

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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



References: (Manushi, Issue No. 120, September-October 2000) 4 2004) 5 6. Misuse of 498A – much ado about nothing? by Bikram Jeet Batra (Aawaaz, March 2004) 7. In India, Domestic Violence Rises with Education by Swapna Majumdar (WeNews, June 11, 2003) 8 9. Private Concerns in Public Discourse by Nandita Bhatla and Anuradha Rajan (EPW, April 26, 2003) 10 31, 2005) 12 System: Some observations by Amnesty International (September, 19 2003) 15 2002) 24

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