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Acknowledgment of being in relationship mediated by third-party informants

Prashun Bhaumik | New Delhi | 16 February, 2024 | 11:20 PM

It is almost two decades now since The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 recognised the idea of a ‘domestic relationship’, which might include ‘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 in a joint family.’ There was no requirement of prior registration of each ‘domestic relationship’ either; the aggrieved party could make a claim of being or having been in such a relationship, and having suffered domestic abuse, and it was for the magistrate to judge the claim on merits.