Legal Protection against Domestic Violence during Covid -19 Pandemic

  • Shaikh Aiyshanaz Abdul Matin and Sushama Subhashchandra Vishwakarma
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  • Shaikh Aiyshanaz Abdul Matin

    Student at Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai University, Maharashtra, India

  • Sushama Subhashchandra Vishwakarma

    Student at Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai University, Maharashtra, India

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Despite recent comprehensive laws, domestic violence against women remains a serious issue that affects Indian society. However, the effectiveness of these legal measures has been limited, as they have failed to reduce domestic violence and improve the justice system. To achieve gender justice in a patriarchal society like India, further action is necessary. This discussion is based on secondary data and field research conducted in the state of Utilizing feminist epistemology, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. Research has indicated that domestic violence, encompassing emotional, sexual, and physical abuse, heightens susceptibility to psychological disorders and physical illnesses. Regretfully, there are many cases of domestic violence in India, and the COVID-19 has made the situation worse. This study intends to investigate cases of domestic abuse against women that occurred in India during the pandemic. In order to do this, a five-year review of newspapers was conducted in order to analyse cases of domestic violence. When compared to prior years, the results indicated a marked rise in domestic abuse cases during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The number oases were higher during the initial phases of the pandemic, they gradually decreased over time. The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on women, with home containment measures leading to increased suffering from diseases and domestic violence.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 208 - 221


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