The "respondent" as defined under Section 2(q) of the Act includes a female relative of the husband or the male partner and women could be added as respondents in an application under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

R Nivendran vs Nivashini Mohan @ M Nivashini

Madras HC

17/02/2010

Crl.O.P. No. 24598 of 2008

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The "respondent" as defined under Section 2(q) of the Act includes a female relative of the husband or the male partner and women could be added as respondents in an application under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

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