A Life Free from Violence : The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act A Commentary

Edited By Sheela Ramanathan Although after the protest the bill was referred to a parliamentary standing committee which had accepted several recommendations submitted by many women’s groups from all over India. The basic lacuna was that the bill had failed to make a declaration that women have a right to be free from violence in their home. The women’s groups had therefore been holding consultations and recommendations started pouring in to have successfully kept up the pressure and the bill finally got amended to the present Act.