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Estranged Woman Can Stay In House Of In-Laws, Says Supreme Court

Estranged Woman Can Stay In House Of In-Laws, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court stated an estranged daughter-in-law can’t be evicted by her husband or members of the family.

New Delhi:

A girl can keep in her husband’s household dwelling even when she is estranged from him, the Supreme Court stated right now, overruling its earlier choice on the contrary. An estranged daughter-in-law can’t be evicted by her husband or members of the family and she or he has a proper to remain there beneath the Domestic Violence Act, stated the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah.

Domestic violence within the nation is rampant and each day some girls encounter violence in some type or different, the court docket stated. Under such circumstances, a girl resigns herself to the unending cycle of putting up with violence and discrimination as a daughter, a sister, a spouse, a mom, a accomplice or a single girl in her lifetime.

The judgment dismissed an attraction filed by one Satish Chander Ahuja difficult a Delhi High Court judgment of 2019, which dominated that his daughter-in-law Sneha Ahuja had the suitable of residence despite the fact that she was within the strategy of divorce from her husband Raveen Ahuja.

Satish Ahuja had additionally appealed that his son had no share in the home because the property was his self-earned.

Interpreting the provisions of Section 2 (shared family) and Section 17 (proper of residence) beneath the Domestic Violence Act, the judges stated: “The definition of shared household given in Section 2 (s) cannot be read to mean that shared household can only be that household which is household of the joint family of which husband is a member or in which husband of the aggrieved person has a share”.

The court docket additionally rejected the person’s attraction that his son had no share within the property on the posh New Friends Colony space of Delhi.

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