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What do different dharma shastras say about domestic violence against women, is domestic violence treated as sin in majority of them? I would like to know from different dharma shastras especially the shastra by ved vyasa and parashar.

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    violence is violence...no matter what the context. Using the word 'domestic' does not make it any better or worse. – Swami Vishwananda Feb 23 '18 at 3:59
  • Since you try to justify domestic violence it might be okay to you – Rakesh Joshi Feb 24 '18 at 3:37
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    @RakeshJoshi its not, when did I justify domestic violence? – Anubhav Jha Feb 24 '18 at 5:14
  • @AnubhavJha by quoting wife beating etc from brihadaranyak – Rakesh Joshi Feb 24 '18 at 6:55
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    @RakeshJoshi yes, I meant that Krishna is breaking tradition, when Lord Krishna was giving geeta, that status of women wasn't so good, he is being accommodating and saying that gender or social standing doesn't matter for getting moksha. – Anubhav Jha Feb 24 '18 at 7:10
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Manusmriti recommends husbands to beat their wives when they commit a fault.

भार्या पुत्रश्च दासश्च प्रेष्यो भ्रात्रा च सौदरः । प्राप्तापराधास्ताड्याः स्यू रज्ज्वा वेणुदलेन वा ॥ २९९ ॥

bhāryā putraśca dāsaśca preṣyo bhrātrā ca saudaraḥ | prāptāparādhāstāḍyāḥ syū rajjvā veṇudalena vā || 299 ||

The wife, the son, the slave, the servant and the uterine brother shall be beaten with a rope or a split bamboo, when they have committed a fault. (Manusmriti 8.299)

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