Section 2(s): Domestic Violence Act | Shared Household

Section 2(s) defines the shared household in respect of women living in a domestic relationship. The word shared household has a wide meaning and includes therein tenanted house. A house of a joint family is also treated as shared household.

Section 19: Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

According to section 17 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, an aggrieved person is entitled to reside in the shared household. Section 19 empowers the court to pass a residence order and enforce her right to reside in a shared household.

Section 17: Protection of Woman from Domestic Violence Act 2005

The aggrieved person can invoke section 17 of the Domestic Violence Act for a residence order. This order entitles her to reside in the shared household whether or not she has any right or title in that household. She has not been evicted from that house except by order of the court.