Domestic Violence Has No Gender. However, the laws are completely biased in favour of women, thereby, allowing no recourse to married men who face abuse and violence at the hands of their wife at home.
As per a recent report by Hindustan Times, one such case has come to light, where a husband has filed a case of domestic violence against his wife at the Mahila court, Karkardooma and the same has been admitted.
As a counter, the woman has challenged the proceedings at the Delhi High Court, citing Domestic Violence Act cannot be used by a husband against his wife.
Justice Jasmeet Singh of the Delhi High Court on Monday halted proceedings in the trial court, directing the husband to file his response. The matter has now been posted for a later date.
Wife’s Plea in HC
The woman, seeking to quash the complaint against her, had approached the high court, saying the trial is untenable in law because the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005 defines the aggrieved person as “woman/female”.
In her plea filed through advocate Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh, the woman has said that the initiation of proceedings by the magistrate at the Mahila court, Karkardooma under the DV Act “are ex-facie untenable in law and it is substantiated by Section 2(a) of the DV Act which defines aggrieved person as ‘woman/female’ only”.
The plea added,
As per the scheme and object of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, the intent of the legislature is resolute that recourse to protection under the DV Act is qua an ‘aggrieved person’ defined u/s 2(a) which is intentionally and solemnly limited to only ‘woman’ under the Act and hence, a complaint filed by the Respondent-husband under the DV Act is ex-facie not maintainable and deserves to be quashed in toto.
Citing Gender Biased Section 498-A IPC, the plea further read:
Even in Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, only a female person shall be aggrieved for the purposes of Section 498A IPC, whereas the accused/perpetrator may be male/female and hence gender neutral.
The plea has also said that the respondent-husband has circulated the news in various media platforms to indicate that male persons have recourse as an aggrieved person under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
- This case exposes sheer hypocrisy of our gender biased laws
- In 2023, where women rights activists still cry against unequal laws for women, they mislead society by not showing them the real picture
- Matrimonial laws in India are a sham for Men in the name of justice
- Every single law is tilted in favour of a wife, while aggrieved husbands are threatened and compelled to pay lifelong maintenance / alimony – despite cruelty by wife
- This is a classic case, where the accused wife is not contesting the charges, but in fact, contesting the loophole in the law, that does not allow an allegedly harassed husband to seek justice
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Woman Challenges Domestic Violence Case By Husband At Delhi HC; Argues DV Act & #498A IPC Only For Women/Female
🔹ARGUMENTS BY WIFE:
▪️Recourse to DV Act is intentionally & solemnly limited to only ‘woman’
▪️Complaint by husband deserves to be quashedhttps://t.co/xjsognVhBN
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