Nov 11, 2021 08:57 UTC
Nov 11, 2021 at 08:57 UTC
SC serves notice for proper implementation of Domestic Violence Act, 2005
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central Government in a PIL seeking proper implementation of the mandatory provisions of Chapter III, of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
We The Women of India v. Union of India
The Bench comprising of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat sought proper implementation of the provisions of the said Act for the appointment and functioning of protection officers and service providers, and for effective establishment of shelter homes for the protection of victims of domestic violence.
The PIL was filed by an NGO named “We The Women of India”. The NGO iterated that it is essential that contact details of concerned protection officers or the service providers, as well as the shelter homes, are readily available to aggrieved women for necessary and timely assistance. Also, the organization demanded the initiation of and strict and regular implementation of awareness campaigns related to crime against women.
The NGO also urged to make it mandatory for all the districts in each state and union territory to have a prepared list of protection officers, service providers, and shelter homes. This list would contain all contact details and would be made available on the official websites of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. This list would also be available in all the police stations of each district, as well as on the website of the National Commission and State Commission for Women.