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What are the definitions in Domestic Violence Act? Section 2 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Definitions are defined under section 2 of Domestic Violence Act 2005. Provisions under this section are:

Section 2 of Domestic Violence Act "Definitions"

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

a. “aggrieved person” means any woman who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the respondent and who alleges to have been subjected to any act of domestic violence by the respondent;

b. “child” means any person below the age of eighteen years and includes any adopted, step or foster child;

c. “compensation order” means an order granted in terms of section 22;

d. “custody order” means an order granted in terms of section 21;

 

e. “domestic incident report” means a report made in the prescribed form on receipt of a complaint of domestic violence from an aggrieved person;

f. “domestic relationship” means a relationship between two persons who live or have, at any point of time, lived together in a shared household, when they are related by consanguinity, marriage, or through a relationship in the nature of marriage, adoption or are family members living together as a joint family;

g. “domestic violence” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 3;

h. “dowry” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961);

i. “Magistrate” means the Judicial Magistrate of the first class, or as the case may be, the Metropolitan Magistrate, exercising jurisdiction under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) in the area where the aggrieved person resides temporarily or otherwise or the respondent resides or the domestic violence is alleged to have taken place;

j. “medical facility” means such facility as may be notified by the State Government to be a medical facility for the purposes of this Act;

k. “monetary relief” means the compensation which the Magistrate may order the respondent to pay to the aggrieved person, at any stage during the hearing of an application seeking any relief under this Act, to meet the expenses incurred and the losses suffered by the aggrieved person as a result of the domestic violence;

l. “notification” means a notification published in the Official Gazette and the expression “notified” shall be construed accordingly;

m. “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

n. “Protection Officer” means an officer appointed by the State Government under sub-section (1) of section 8;

o. “protection order” means an order made in terms of section 18;

p. “residence order” means an order granted in terms of sub-section (1) of section 19;

q. “respondent” means any adult male person who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved person and against whom the aggrieved person has sought any relief under this Act:

Provided that an aggrieved wife or female living in a relationship in the nature of a marriage may also file a complaint against a relative of the husband or the male partner.

r. “service provider” means an entity registered under sub-section (1) of section 10;

s. “shared household” means a household where the person aggrieved lives or at any stage has lived in a domestic relationship either singly or along with the respondent and includes such a household whether owned or tenanted either jointly by the aggrieved person and the respondent, or owned or tenanted by either of them in respect of which either the aggrieved person or the respondent or both jointly or singly have any right, title, interest or equity and includes such a household which may belong to the joint family of which the respondent is a member, irrespective of whether the respondent or the aggrieved person has any right, title or interest in the shared household.

t. “shelter home” means any shelter home as may be notified by the State Government to be a shelter home for the purposes of this Act.

 

Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the definitions in Domestic Violence Act? Section 2 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Definition of domestic violence? Section 3 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Information to Protection Officer and exclusion of liability of informant? Section 4 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the Duties of police officers, service providers and Magistrate? Section 5 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the Duties of shelter homes? What are the Duties of medical facilities? Section 6 and 7 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are Appointment of Protection Officers? What are the Duties and functions of Protection Officers? Section 8 and 9 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Who are Service providers? What are the Duties of Government? Section 10 and 11 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Application to Magistrate? What is Service of notice? Section 12 and 13 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Counseling? What is Assistance of welfare expert? How Proceedings to be held in camera? Section 14, 15 and 16 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Right to reside in a shared household? What are Protection orders? What are Residence orders? Section 17, 18 and 19 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are Monetary relief? What are Custody orders? What are Compensation orders? Section 20, 21 and 22 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Power to grant interim and ex parte orders? What is the meaning of Court to give copies of order free of cost? What is Duration and alteration of orders? Section 23, 24 and 25 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Relief in other suits and legal proceedings? What is Jurisdiction? What is Procedure? What is Appeal? Section 26, 27, 28 and 29 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants? What is Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent? Section 30 and 31 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Cognizance and proof? What is Penalty for not discharging duty by Protection Officer? What is Cognizance of offence committed by Protection Officer? Section 32 33, and 34 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act not in derogation of any other law? What is Power of Central Government to make rules? Section 35 36, and 37 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

 

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