Tough New Law Protects Indian Women From Domestic Violence

Tough New Law Protects Indian Women From Domestic Violence

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A landmark new law seeking to protect women from domestic violence has come into effect in India. The law also bans harassment by way of dowry demands and gives sweeping powers to a magistrate to issue protection orders where needed. Domestic violence, under the new law, includes "actual abuse or the threat of abuse whether physical, sexual, emotional or economic." (BBC)

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