Maintenance under Domestic Violence Act: What the Supreme Court held

Shruti Mahajan May 26 2019

The Supreme Court recently upheld an order of the Punjab & Haryana High Court directing the brother-in-law of a complainant under the Domestic Violence Act to pay maintenance to her.

The order passed by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta held that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 provides for the liability of maintenance on any adult male person who has been in a domestic relationship with the complainant.

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