Indian Cabinet Approves Domestic Violence Bill
It was a significant day in the history of the women's movement! Following ten years of persistent efforts, the Protection from Domestic Violence Bill, 2004 received the Indian cabinet's approval for introduction in the Parliament on June 23, 2005.
The bill is intended to protect women from domestic violence of any kind including dowry-related harassment. Even a threat of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse, including dowry harassment would attract penal action under the provisions of the bill.