Domestic Violence Act special law to promote institution of family: Karnataka High Court

Hence, issues including temporary custody of children can be dealt with under the Domestic Violence Act though divorce proceedings are pending under the Indian Divorce Act, the Court ruled.
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

The Karnataka High Court recently opined that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (Domestic Violence Act/ DV Act) is a special legislation intended to protect and promote the institution of family [Oliver Menezes vs Serita Therese Mathias].

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