The DV Law primarily refers to the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, passed in 2005.
The Act has several functions, such as defining the scope of domestic violence, redressal of grievances for victims, and punishments for the abuser.
Some Key Points Mentioned In The Act Include:
1. It covers physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse, harassment, coercion, and financial and economic abuse.
2. Any verbal, emotional, physical suffered by a woman in a marriage or a family member.
3. The Act also protects women who are in live-in relationships.
The victim must not have to be legally married to report the instance of violence.
4. Only women’s rights and interests are covered in the Act.
Men who may have suffered from violence in a domestic setting cannot register their grievances by appealing under DV Act.
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