Where can Domestic Violence Happen?

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

[Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on domestic violence which some readers may find disturbing.]

An act of domestic violence can happen anywhere. It need not always be confined to the house you are living in.1 Domestic violence can take place anywhere, like your place of employment or education, your child’s school, the marketplace, etc2.

You can file a complaint and with the help of a lawyer, go to Court to file a case against your harasser, regardless of where the domestic violence has happened.

Some states provide handbooks for ASHA workers where you can find more information on forms on violence and how to file a complaint to seek protection against domestic violence. For example, see this handbook published for ASHA in Chattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

  1. Bipin v. Meera D.S. 2017 (1) RCR (Criminal) 479.[]
  2. Section 18, The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.[]

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