Women’s Right to Reside in Shared Household

  • Tanu Kaushik and Nancy Prajapati
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  • Tanu Kaushik

    Student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

  • Nancy Prajapati

    Student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

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Domestic violence is the violence or abuse happening in the marriage. The women and children are the mainly the victims of this. Domestic violence is the serious crime due to which many women commit suicide or die. The society needs to get aware of this society evil that is happening in every next house with women. Main reason of this can be illiteracy.discrimination, dowry death,male dominated society and so on .The list of the causes increased but due to enactment of the protection of women from domestic violence act 2005,. it safeguards the right of women. Initially the right to reside is in shared household was in question in the case SR Batra vs Taruna Batra. This right to reside in matrimonial home of the husband is given in section 17 of domestic violence act 2005. Under this section the home shared by the women and her husband is referred as matrimonial home and none can evict or ousted her from there women’s property right in India a women have a equal right to hold or dispose of the property inherit or self-acquired under Hindu succession act.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 684 - 689

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111974

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