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Section 21 – The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005,

The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005

 

 

21. Custody orders.—

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Magistrate may, at any stage of hearing of the application for protection order or for any other relief under this Act grant temporary custody of any child or children to the aggrieved person or the person making an application on her behalf and specify, if necessary, the arrangements for visit of such child or children by the respondent:

 

Provided that if the Magistrate is of the opinion that any visit of the respondent may be harmful to the interests of the child or children, the Magistrate shall refuse to allow such visit.

 

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This section lays down that notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force the Magistrate may, at any stage of hearing of the application for grant of any relief, grant temporary custody of any child to the aggrieved person or to the person making an application on her behalf and specify the arrangements for visit of such child by the respondent. However, the Magistrate may refuse to allow such visits if in his opinion such visits may be harmful to the interests of the child.

 

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