Domestic Violence Act, 2005:
Protection of Women
J -92 Anant Ram Diary,RKPuram Sector 13
New Delhi 110066, India
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Identify the acts of
• Shoving, or
• Causing bodily pain or injury in any other manner.
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• Forced sexual intercourse,
• Forces you to look at pornography or any other
obscene pictures or material,
• Any act of sexual nature to abuse, humiliate or
degrade you, or which is otherwise violative of your
dignity or any other unwelcome conduct of sexual
• Child sexual abuse.
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•Accusations on your character or
•Insult for not having a male child,
•Insult for not bringing dowry etc.
•Yelling and Screaming
•Preventing you or the child in your
custody from attending school, college
or any other educational institutions
Verbal and Emotional
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• Preventing you from taking up a job,
• Forcing you to leave your job,
• Preventing you or a child in your custody from leaving the
• Preventing you from meeting any person in the normal course
• Forcing you to get married when you do not want to marry,
• Preventing you from marrying a person of your choice,
• Forcing you to marry a particular person of his/their choice,
• Threat to commit suicide,
• Any other verbal or emotional abuse.
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•Not providing you money for maintaining you or your
• Not providing food, clothes, medicines etc. for you and
•Stopping you from carrying on your employment or,
•Disturbing you in carrying on your employment,
•Not allowing you to take up an employment or,
•Taking away your income , salary, wages etc.,
•Not allowing you to use your salary, wages etc.,
•Forcing you out of the house you live in,
•Stopping you from accessing or using any part of the
•Not allowing use of clothes, articles or things of general
•Not paying rent if staying a rented accommodation etc.
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WHO IS THE VICTIM
• Every woman (aggrieved person) or a
child who is, or has been, in a
domestic relationship with the
perpetrator (respondent) of domestic
violence can take the help of PWDV
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Who is the abuser/perpetrator of
Any adult male person (perpetrator) who is, or has
been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved
Provided that an aggrieved wife or female living in a
relationship in the nature of a marriage may also file
a complaint against a relative of the husband or the
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• A relationship between two persons who live
or have, at any of time, lived together in a
shared household, when they are related by
consanguinity (blood), marriage, or through a
relationship in the nature of marriage,
adoption or are family members living
together as a joint family
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A household where the victim lives or at any stage has lived in a
domestic relationship either singly or along with the perpetrator and
includes such a household whether
• Owned, or
• Tenanted either jointly by the victim and the perpetrator, or
• Owned or tenanted by either of them in respect of which either of
them or both jointly or singly have any right, title, interest or equity
and includes such a house hold which may belong to the joint family
of which the perpetrator is a member, irrespective of whether the
perpetrator (respondent) or the victim (aggrieved person) has any
right, title or interest in the shared house hold.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
•Raise your voice.
• Talk to your friends and relatives about it.
• Take the help of a NGO or police.
• File an FIR (First Information Report) in the nearest police
• Take the help of ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic
Violence Act’, 2005 (PWDV Act, 2005) and contact the Protection
Officer of your area and register D.I.R (Domestic Incident Report).
• You can also directly go to the Magistrate.
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HOW LAW CAN HELP YOU?
Under the PWDV Act, 2005, you can get the following
1. Protection (from any act of domestic violence) order
2. Residence orders - right to reside
3. Monetary reliefs
4. Custody orders
5. Compensation orders
6. Interim and ex-parte orders
NOTE: Any order made under this Act is enforceable
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Where canyou file a case against the
perpetrator of domestic Violence?
• You can file case in the court of Judicial Magistrate
of the first class or the Metropolitan Magistrate
within the local limits of the area where:
• You, permanently or temporarily resides or carry on
business or employed; or
• Where the perpetrator permanently or temporarily
resides or carry on business or employed; or
• The cause of action had taken place.
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• For more information, please contact:
• J -92 Anant Ram Diary
• RK Puram Sector 13
• New Delhi 110066, India
• www.maitriindia.org email:
• 24 hour Helpline: +919810132908
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