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Woman can't file domestic violence complaint at a place where she is merely visiting, says Bombay HC

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A woman cannot file a complaint under the Domestic Violence Act at a place where she is merely “visiting” and the same is not her “permanent / temporary place of residence”, ruled the Bombay High Court. The HC upheld the order of city magistrate which refused to entertain the complaint of a Hyderabad-based woman citing lack of jurisdiction.