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Section 17: Protection of Woman from Domestic Violence Act 2005

By Shivendra Pratap Singh

Section 17: Right to reside in a shared household

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, every woman in a domestic relationship shall have the right to reside in the shared household, whether or not she has any right, title or beneficial interest in the same.

(2) The aggrieved person shall not be evicted or excluded from the shared household or any part of it by the respondent save in accordance with the procedure established by law.

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