Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence in India

  • Dr Shashi Bhushan and Archana Kumari
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  • Dr Shashi Bhushan

    Assistant Professor at the Department of Laws Career Point University Hamirpur (HP), India

  • Archana Kumari

    Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Haridevi, Ghannahati, Shimla, India

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Violence against women is a serious problem in India. Intimate Partner violence is additionally known as Domestic Violence which occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence can be of different structures, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse. Domestic violence can occur in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Abusive relationships always involve an imbalance of power and control. An abuser uses intimidating, hurtful words and behaviours to control his or her partner. In India, there is a common problems of abuse like elder abuse, family and domestic violence including child abuse, intimate partner abuse. It is a public general health problem, and practically all medical care experts will eventually assess or treat a patient who is a survivor of some type of domestic or family violence. Tragically, each type of family brutality brings forth interrelated types of violence. This "cycle of abuse" is frequently endured from uncovered kids into their grownup relationships and finally to the care of the elderly. Domestic violence includes a wide range of abuse, including economic, physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological, toward children, adults, and elders. In this paper, we have tried to explain and discuss abusive relationships and domestic violence in such relationships and the concepts related to it.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 892 - 907

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112910

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