Domestic Violence

Delhi High Court Upholds Order Of Interim Maintenance To Alleged Live-In Partner Of Married Man Under DV Act

The Delhi High Court recently upheld the order of the Additional Sessions Judge which required the man to pay maintenance to a woman under the Protection of Women from domestic violence Act, 2005. The woman had claimed that the Petitioner did not disclose his marital status when they met, in an effort to induce her to marry him. The Court observed that “The question as to whether the respondent herein has been duped by the petitioner or whether she was a party to an adulterous and bigamous relationship or not and whether her conduct would not entitle her for any protection under the DV Act can be determined only after the evidence is led.”

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