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THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT, 2005
Definition of domestic violence:
(a) harms or injures or endangers the health, safety, life, limb or well-being, whether mental or physical, of the aggrieved person or tends to do so and includes causing physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse; or
(b) harasses, harms, injures or endangers the aggrieved person with a view to coerce her or any other person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any dowry or other property or valuable security; or
(c) has the effect of threatening the aggrieved person or any person related to her by any conduct mentioned in clause (a) or clause (b); or
(d) otherwise injures or causes harm, whether physical or mental, to the aggrieved
(i) “physical abuse” means any act or conduct which is of such a nature as to cause bodily pain, harm, or danger to life, limb, or health or impair the health or development of the aggrieved person and includes assault, criminal intimidation and criminal force;
(ii) “sexual abuse” includes any conduct of a sexual nature that abuses, humiliates, degrades or otherwise violates the dignity of woman;
(iii) “verbal and emotional abuse” includes-
(a) insults, ridicule, humiliation, name calling and insults or ridicule specially with regard to not having a child or a male child; and
(b) repeated threats to cause physical pain to any person in whom the aggrieved person is interested.
(iv) “economic abuse” includes- Read More…
FATAL ACCIDENTS ACT, 1855
Under this act a family can claim compensation for loss occasioned to them because of the death of a person by actionable wrong. If the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default, the injured party can recover damages thereof.
SUIT FOR COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILY OF A PERSON FOR LOSS OCCASIONED TO IT BY HIS DEATH BY ACTIONABLE WRONG.
The Limitation Act 1963
Period of limitation is a period of time within which a party can institute a suit in the court. A party cannot institute a suit if the period of limitation has EXPIRED.
Eg: Once the statutory period expires, the true owner will relinquish all legal rights over the property.
The period of limitation starts from when the work is done or when neglect comes to knowledge or from when the property is wrongfully taken etc. It varies depending on the situation and the time frame also varies.
Suits Relating to Accounts Read More…