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An overview of the Domestic Violence Act

Often, justice is not served because the victims have no idea what is the legal procedure involved or indeed what law is applicable. Vidya Raja starts off this column on laws that can help women fight crimes. Here is a low down on what the Domestic Violence Act (“Act”)means. An overview of the Domestic Violence Act The Act protecting women from domestic violence came into force in the year 2005. This Act besides being a revolution of sorts also heralded many changes in the lives of many women across the country. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence is a widely debated Act. However, very often we fail to understand what the Act means and stands for. Having said this, I must begin by explaining what ‘Domestic Violence’ means. Section 3 of the Act defines the term ‘Domestic Violence’. The salient features of the Act are as follows: Only women are at liberty to seek refuge under this Act. The Act seeks to protect women who are either in a live in relationship with an abusive partner or are married to men who are abusive in nature. The Act also has provisions wherein the women who is being subjected to domestic violence can register a case against the husbands family members who are causing such abuse. The Act includes actual abuse or the threat of abuse that is physical,...

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FUNSHOP by Himanshi Khurana

A FUNSHOP……. A workshop that will involve art, craft, creative writing and dramatics. Children will learn to create finger, paper bag and stick puppets. Then they will create a story of their own with the number of puppets they have. Then they will learn dramatics with skills of voice modulation and hand skills. At last they will create their personal puppet windows and learn to present their creations. The workshop will be starting from 15th May to 31st May.   Thrice a week Tues, Wed and Thurs: 5:30 to 6:30. Price: Rs 2700 including all material Gurgaon moms special price: Rs 2400   Batch Size: 10 kids. Personalized attention, a/c...

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Camp Ole

This summer while the Olé team has put together a range of activities that stimulate your child’s creativity, self-confidence and problem solving skills, we bring to you for the first time in Gurgaon, the Jump Bunch Programme. Jump Bunch is a sports and fitness programme for young children. Fun-filled, yet structured age appropriate activities help sharpen their physical skills, make sports fun and encourage healthy habits. www.jumpbunch.com  Camp Olé 2012 promises to be a different, innovative and completely new...

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