Laws Relating to Domestic Violence in India – A Sociological Analysis

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Journal Title: South Asian Law Review Journal
Author(s): Vaibhav Bhardwaj
Published On: 30/01/2023
Volume: 9
First Page: 17
Last Page: 30
ISSN: 2456-7531
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Vaibhav Bhardwaj, Laws Relating to Domestic Violence in India – A Sociological Analysis, Volume 9, South Asian Law Review Journal, 17-30, Published on 30/01/2023, Available at


This paper main objectives are to identify and evaluate  What exactly is  domestic abuse  ? What triggers domestic abuse  ? What are the contributing variables that result in domestic violence ? What legislations have been passed so far to limit domestic violence incidents  ? Why is domestic violence such a problem in today’s society  ? Does domestic violence in society simply affect women  ? Why is domestic violence not considered as a serious criminal act in Indian society ? We will also consider reports from various survey which were conducted by different international organizations to analyse the impact of domestic violence in the modern day society ?  How does domestic violence pose a serious risk to upsetting family dynamics in today’s society  ? Indian domestic violence laws are contrasted with those in western nations  . What action is society taking to lessen domestic violence incidents  ? What actions are taken by the government to lessen the incidents of domestic violence in the modern day society ? What role has judiciary played in reducing domestic violence incidents ? Has the COVID pandemic contributed to a rise in domestic violence cases in Indian society ? Last but not least , here is what I think about this , the most divisive issue in our culture .

Keywords: Domestic violence, laws on domestic violence, comparison between India and Western countries, major threat, steps taken, COVID pandemic.

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