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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

Power to grant interim and ex parte orders, Court to give copies of order free of cost and Duration and alteration of orders are defined under section 23, 24 and 25 of Domestic Violence Act 2005. Provisions under these sections are:


Section 23 of Domestic Violence Act "Power to grant interim and ex parte orders"

1. In any proceeding before him under this Act, the Magistrate may pass such interim order as he deems just and proper.


2. If the Magistrate is satisfied that an application prima facie discloses that the respondent is committing, or has committed an act of domestic violence or that there is a likelihood that the respondent may commit an act of domestic violence, he may grant an ex parte order on the basis of the affidavit in such form, as may be prescribed, of the aggrieved person under section 18, section 19, section 20, section 21 or, as the case may be, section 22 against the respondent.


Section 24 of Domestic Violence Act "Court to give copies of order free of cost"

The Magistrate shall, in all cases where he has passed any order under this Act, order that a copy of such order, shall be given free of cost, to the parties to the application, the police officer-in‑charge of the police station in the jurisdiction of which the Magistrate has been approached, and any service provider located within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the court and if any service provider has registered a domestic incident report, to that service provider.


Section 25 of Domestic Violence Act "Duration and alteration of orders"

1. A protection order made under section 18 shall be in force till the aggrieved person applies for discharge.

2. If the Magistrate, on receipt of an application from the aggrieved person or the respondent, is satisfied that there is a change in the circumstances requiring alteration, modification or revocation of any order made under this Act, he may, for reasons to be recorded in writing pass such order, as he may deem appropriate.


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