Mother-in-law can file domestic violence proceeding against daughter-in-law

Mother-in-law can file domestic violence proceeding against daughter-in-law

Kusum Lata Sharma vs State & Anr

Delhi HC

02/09/2011

Crl. M.C. No. 725/2011 & Crl. M.A. No.2797/2011 (Stay)

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In view of the authoritative pronouncement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, para ‘4’ of the Statement of Objects and Reasons cannot be stated to have excluded a female relative of the male partner or a respondent and thus, a mother-in-law being an “aggrieved person” can file a complaint against the daughter-in-law as a respondent.

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