Case #21557

Country of Origin: 
India
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Partner abuse
Marriage-related harms or honor violence
Honor killing or violence
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The asylum office granted asylum to an Indian woman who was subjected to domestic violence. The applicant was abused by her husband both in her home country and in the US after their arrival to the country with work related visas. After the applicant’s husband fled the country to avoid prosecution, she feared returning India. The applicant's attorney reported proposing as protected grounds (1) political opinion based on applicant's imputed political opinion that women and men have equal rights; (2) religion based on her partner’s opposition to her progressive interpretation of the Koran; and (3) the particular social group of: “women of ___ caste.” According to the applicant’s attorney, the applicant or the adjudicator citer or reference Matter of A-B-

Date Submitted

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 13:03