Now Women Can File Domestic Violence Complaint Even After Divorce

In a landmark statement, the Supreme Court has said that a woman can lodge a complaint under the domestic violence law against the excesses committed by her husband even after the dissolution of marriage.

The top court refused to interfere with the order of the Rajasthan High Court which held that the absence of subsisting domestic relationship in no manner prevents a court from granting relief to the aggrieved woman.

The high court had passed the order while adjudicating a matrimonial dispute.

A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Navin Sinha dismissed the appeal against the high court verdict, saying it was not inclined to interfere with the order in the facts of the case.

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