Sriraksha V Srivatsav

Litigation Associate

Sriraksha V Srivatsav graduated from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirapalli in 2019. Subsequently, she practiced in Madras High Court and other trial courts. Her interest area lies at the intersection of caste, class, and gender.

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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005- Civil or Criminal?

May 2, 2022

It has been fifteen years since the DV Act came into force and the courts are yet to settle questions that are crucial for its implementation. The improper understanding of domestic violence has led the courts to constantly deliberate as to whether the DV proceedings as civil or criminal, while forgetting that the legislation is relief-oriented.

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