Right to Shared Household - The Debacle of Taruna Batra and Aftermath
Combat Law, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009
9 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2010
Date Written: 2009
The right to the matrimonial home is a significant component envisaged in the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. Thus, a woman who is a victim of domestic violence has the right to continue residing in the shared household. But does the statute automatically translate into the reality on the ground? The judgement of the Supreme Court in Taruna Batra has sought to usher in a debate on the extent of women's right to the matrimonial home and the consequent implementation of Domestic Violence Act. The article revisits the entire scenario and provides an analysis of the situation.
Keywords: Shared Household, Domestic Violence, Victim
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