Laws Regulating Intimate Partner Violence against Men in India: A Comparative Study

  • Nivedita Tiwari and Tulsi
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  • Nivedita Tiwari

    Student at SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, Haryana, India

  • Tulsi

    Student at SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, Haryana, India

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When we often hear the term ‘Domestic Violence’, we often feel that it is only the men who could be the aggressor. As it was presumed that because of lower status women enjoyed very less power in decision making, and when they tried to go against the decision of their husband they were subjected to violence. However, Violence knows no gender. Victim or aggressor could be anyone – male or female. This Article aims at analysing the problem of “Domestic Violence Against Men”. Although women in the country are protected against domestic violence through various Penal Laws such as ‘Indian Penal Code’, ‘Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence, 2005’, ‘Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961’. However, there isn’t any specific law which deals with the said problem though the number of cases are on surge every day. This is not only the case with India, but even Developed Nations such as USA, UK and Australia are not free from this evil. There are numerous reasons as to why the cases go unreported and problems faced by men to get their cases registered. While we are trying to empower one section of the society i.e. women, the condition of the men is going down the dump. In order to curb the menace, Article highlights the issues for not having any specific law and proposes solution in order to bring an effective control on the rising number of cases so that the rights and interests of the men could be protected too.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1865 - 1874


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