There are promises galore for voters in Ahmedabad East constituency with fringe political parties and Independent candidates promising justice for "aggrieved husbands" and "lavish" lifestyle for the poor in their manifestos.
In a significant ruling, Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship.
The petition filed by two women, including a senior citizen, has challenged the validity of section 2 (q) of the DV Act according to which the definition of `respondent` is limited to adult male members.
Lack of awareness among women of provisions of `protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005` was a major reason behind them falling victims to domestic violence, according to District Collector Mini Antony.
A 65-year-old woman today moved a
Delhi court seeking a direction to her son under the Domestic
Violence Act to pay her maintenance as her husband was ailing
and she did not have any financial resource to maintain