Progress of any society depends on its ability to protect rights of women: Supreme Court on woman's right to reside in shared household

The Court overruled the SR Batra verdict, where it was held that if the house belongs to the mother-in-law of the wife and does not belong to the husband, the wife cannot claim any right to live in th ...
Progress of any society depends on its ability to protect rights of women: Supreme Court on woman's right to reside in shared household
Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah

The Supreme Court today passed an important judgment on the interpretation and working of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

It held that the term “shared household” under Section 2(s) does not only mean a household of the joint family of which husband is a member or in which husband of the aggrieved person has a share (Satish Chander Ajuha v. Sneha Ahuja).

The judgment reads,

"The definition of shared household given in Section 2(s) cannot be read to mean that shared household can only be that household which is household of the joint family of which husband is a member or in which husband of the aggrieved person has a share."

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