The Gendered Contagion: Perspective on Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Summary: This book brings together diverse experiences of affected people and stakeholders working on gender and sexuality issues and reflects on how current legal frameworks have played out during the current pandemic

In the book, Chapter 2.4: Interplay Between Domestic Violence Law and Laws Protecting Senior Citizens by Malavika Rajkumar deals with the question of conflicts between the competing interests of daughter’s-in-law and senior citizens under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, respectively. It argues for the need of comprehensive guidelines/principles which can guide Courts in reaching decisions while balancing the interests of all parties.

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