If a woman is being pressurised to leave the matrimonial home, she can ask the Court for an injunction or "restraining order" protecting her from being thrown out. The man urged Radha to come with him. The complaint against cruelty need not be lodged by the person herself. What are the forms of "cruelty" recognised by the Courts? Civil laws deal with the rights and obligations of people and what is needed to protect them, while criminal law deals with offences and their punishment.
After the sadhu died, Radha inherited his small house and stayed there for her own protection—she did not want to be raped as a young widow in the streets or fields. Can you refuse to have sex with your husband? Note that consent under pressure e. What can be done in the case of dowry-related harassment or dowry death? One day, on the way to the sacred river of Yamuna, she saw a man following her.