Magistrate empowered to refer Domestic Violence cases to mediation: Kerala High Court [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court held all cases of civil nature, irrespective of the forum before which it is pending, can be referred to any of the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath

The Kerala High Court recently held that a Magistrate court exercising jurisdiction under the provisions of the Domestic Violation (DV) Act has the power to refer the same to mediation [Mathew Daniel v Leena Mathew].

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