The Protection of Women fromDomestic Violence Act, 2005
What it is ?
•It is a piece of social legislation, passed by theParliament of India, in August, 2005. It received theassent of the President of India on 13
September,2005. It is now a part of the law of the land, that is, of India
To protect women from domestic violence.2.1.Not that there was no law in India earlierdealing with violence against women.2.2.The previous law, however, was notspecific to domestic violence againstwomen.2.3. Therefore it was not very effective incontrolling violence committed againstwomen, within the family or inside thehousehold.
3.Commencement of the Act.
This Act came into force on 26
Extent of operation
It extends to the whole of India, except the Stateof Jammu and Kashmir