Domestic Violence against Women during COVID-19

  • Prachi Anand
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  • Prachi Anand

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 is an act of the Parliament of India enacted to protect women from domestic violence. It was brought into force by the Indian Government and Ministry of women and child development on 26 October 2006. The Act provides a definition of “Domestic Violence” for the first time in Indian Law, with this definition being broad and including not only physical violence, but also other forms of violence such as emotional\verbal, sexual, and economic abuse. It is a civil law meant primarily for protection orders, rather than criminal enforcement.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 162 - 168


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