In India, the domestic violence earlier used to be any type of cruelty being done by the husband against the wife or wife against the husband, whereas now with the advent of time and codification of new law of Domestic Violence Act, it even recognizes emotional violence/torture of the female spouse and further the said law takes care of all the types of violence and the torture like non-payment of compensation, non-provision of the house to live at to the wife, non-interference in the life of the spouse etc. etc., which were earlier not recognized directly by any law, whereas now they are so recognized since 2005 that one can have redressal that too in shorter span of time than the normal litigation. This piece of legislature which is enacted in recent time takes care of the multifarious difficulties of a woman, who has been living in domestic relationship with a man. It is not necessary under the Domestic Violence Act 2005, that a lady must have lived with the man after solemnization of marriage, but even if both the man and the woman had lived together in a shared household, when they are related by consanguinity, marriage, or through a relationship in the nature of marriage, adoption or are family members living together as a joint family. Thus law takes care of rights of such persons as well.