Only "aggrieved persons" can claim maintenance under Domestic Violence Act, Bombay HC

Meera Emmanuel May 9 2018

The Bombay High Court recently emphasised that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act) cannot be simply invoked to claim maintenance, when the claimant is not eligible as an “aggrieved person” within the definition of the Act.

While disposing of an appeal in a maintenance case, Justice Bharati H Dangre observed,

It is not every person who can invoke the jurisdiction of the Court under the 2005 Act, simply . . .

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