The husband shall provide an alternate accommodation to his wife who is facing domestic violence in her matrimonial home. The wife has a right to reside in a house where she lived, at any point of time, with her husband and in-laws in a domestic relationship. Alternate accommodation is an exceptional remedy under Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.
Protect the aggrieved person from any possible act of domestic violence is the prime object of the Protection of Woman from Domestic Violence Act 2005. Section 18 of the DV Act provides such a power to the Magistrate to impose some restrictions upon the respondent to refrain himself from committing any act of domestic violence.
Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 provides residence order. The Magistrate can pass such an order if the respondent is trying to throw out the applicant (aggrieved person) from the shared household. Right to shelter is a fundamental right and this section enforces this right to a woman who has no title, ownership or interesting the shared household.