Daughter-in-law has the right to stay at her in-laws’ house or property

Team SoOLEGAL 16 Oct 2020 4:15pm

Daughter-in-law has the right to stay at her in-laws’ house or property

On Thursday, 15th of October, 2020, the Supreme Court of India conveyed a landmark judgement on the Domestic Violence Act. In this judgement, the Supreme Court said that under the Domestic Violence Act, a daughter-in-law has the right to stay at her in-laws’ house or property, changing the decision of the double-judge bench in the case of S.R. Batra and Anr Vs. Smt. Taruna Batra (Civil Case No. 5837 of 2006) The landmark judgement was given by a bench comprising of three judges headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan.

In the case of Taruna Batra, a double-judge bench had said that by the law, a woman does not have the right to stay in a house or property that belongs to, or is owned by her husband’s parents.

The three-judge bench has reversed this decision and stated that the husband is entitled to staying at a different property and the wife was entitled to staying at the common house. According to the aforementioned decision taken by the double-judge bench, the wife only has rights over the property owned by her husband.

On behalf of Taruna Batra, Senior Advocate Nidhi Gupta argued in front of the court.

Tagged: Supreme Court   Domestic Violence Act   Justice Ashok Bhushan   Senior Advocate Nidhi Gupta   Taruna Batra   judge bench  
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Adv Makarand Kulkarni   17 Oct 2020 2:58pm
Pl.send this judgment
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