This page deals with
the Legal side of the "New Domestic Violence Act"
Though our Legal experts are analyzing the law right now, it
seems that if you have been falsely accused of Domestic Violence,
you have no recourse under the law. The law itself legalizes
extortion by your wife/live-in partner. Also, your wife can
occupy your house, if she was living with you there, even if
the house doesn't belong to you. As of now, we do not have any
legal advise as the law says that unless proven otherwise, the
woman's word should be considered true. So, if the case boils
down to your word versus her word, her word prevails. We do
realize that it is not fair as generally, there are no witnesses
to what happens in a house between a couple, but given this
arbitrary law, if you have been falsely accused, then we can
only empathize and pray for you.
In the meantime, if you suspect that you could potentially be
falsely accused of domestic violence, then please collect all
evidences that you can. Record everything and if possible even
set up spycams in your house. Generally, the set up can be done
for less than Rs. 20,000, which is what you will have to pay
anyway, if you are falsely accused.
Good luck and God bless !