Protection of Women from ‘Domestic Violence’ Act 2005: Statistics Reveal What Society Conceals

Bhattacharjee, Kaushik and Pal, Subhabaha (2016) Protection of Women from ‘Domestic Violence’ Act 2005: Statistics Reveal What Society Conceals. T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal.

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‘Domestic Violence’ is a term recognized and defined by the Indian legislature recently, though its existence is a reality down the ages, cutting across all religious and cultural boundaries as well as economic classes. India, as a country with much diversity in religions, economic classes, social caste system, is no exception so far ‘Domestic Violence’ is concerned. In 2005, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was passed to curb the menace of ‘Domestic Violence’ and empowering women with a legal weapon to fight against it. In this article, based on the district wise 14 years’ (2001 to 2014) data by The National Crime Records Bureau on crime against women, we make an attempt to understand whether the decade old act could curb or even control the domestic atrocities on women. The indication of our analysis is that the statute is not successful in achieving its desired goal.

Item Type: TAPMI Working Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women protection, Domestic Violence Act.
Subjects: Finance
Divisions: Finance and Strategy
Depositing User: Ms. Vanitha K
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 10:04

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