Where can I find the text of the The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005?

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    The close flags claim the question is "too broad" which makes no sense as it is very specific, albeit, originally a bit inaptly phrased.
    – ohwilleke
    Feb 28, 2017 at 7:38

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The link to a pdf in the original answer is now broken, so here is the online version from India Code of the The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

And, as a backup, here's The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 from the Indian Kanoon.


A pdf can be found here, it's a scan of the act but should suffice:


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    While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review
    – Pat W.
    Feb 27, 2017 at 20:04
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    @PatW. Honestly, in this case, the link is the only essential part of the answer to a very reasonable question. I don't see why either this question or the answer would be down voted. Somebody had a legitimate question and somebody else answered it. That is what we do. Not every question calls for analysis in the body text.
    – ohwilleke
    Feb 28, 2017 at 7:37
  • @ohwilleke While I didn't downvote the question, it's probably fair to disagree about this. My take would be that there's a Q&A aspect to Law.SE, which both this question and the answer satisfy, but that there's also a content-development-for-posterity aspect. It's less justifiable on the latter grounds, and that's probably why the algorithm prompts us to take a look at these.
    – Pat W.
    Mar 2, 2017 at 13:07

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