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The Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Bill 2012

Feb 20, 2012

The issue of domestic violence has been a source of public concern for a number of years. Being in the private domain, the gravity of violence in the domestic sphere is compounded. In cognizance of the stress and unbearable suffering of the aggrieved person, it is necessary to criminalize the act. Through this Bill, domestic violence is brought into the public domain and responds to the National Policy for development and empowerment of women and Convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women of adopting zero tolerance for violence against women and “introducing positive legislation on domestic violence”.

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