LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

COVID-19 AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: SOCIO-LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

AUTHORED BY:

Prof. MOHD. ZAMA, 

Assistant Professor, 

D.E.S.’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune

CO-AUTHORED BY:

Ms. ANKITA BANERJEE, 

Student,

Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun

ABSTRACT

When the government and the people in widespread are combating the Corona virus outbreak and leading a life under lockdown to avert the spread of COVID-19 for the last few months, many women worldwide, sarcastically, had to face a stab in domestic violence too. The ground behind this upswing happens to be a safeguardin-place initiative worldwide organizational shutdown related to COVID-19. The women and children who survive with domestic violence cannot get away from their abusers during the quarantine. The coverage of domestic violence against women and children is so vast that even at this time of natural catastrophe like Corona virus which is the most unforeseeable episode that has occurred globally; women and children are having a hard time staying indoors. This paper examines the current atmosphere prevailing in India and worldwide in relation to domestic violence vis-à-vis COVID-19 and what are the measures required to combat the double pandemic situation worldwide. Legal framework pertaining to domestic violence has also been covered. The role of the judiciary has also been discussed.

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