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Live-in couples' pleadings are rarely based on the 'actual' or' real' existence of a threat, and they take up a lot of the court's time: High Court of Punjab and Haryana

Lawstreet Journal 16 Jun 2021 9:01pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Live-in couples' pleadings are rarely based on the 'actual' or' real' existence of a threat, and they take up a lot of the court's time: High Court of Punjab and Haryana

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently noted that the majority of petitions by Live-In couples contain formal symbolic averments, grounds with imaginary cause of action, and are rarely founded on the 'actual' or 'real' existence of threat when dealing with a protection plea of a couple who have not yet reached marriageable age. 

The case of Daya Ram (20 years old) and Reenu (14 years old) was heard by Justice Manoj Bajaj, who claimed that they had known each other for a year and had fallen in love over time, but that Reenu's parents were opposed to their relationship.

They claimed that they are mature enough to understand good and bad, and that they have decided to marry, but their proposal was rejected by Reenu's parents and other relatives. It was also argued that they had no choice but to live together in a live-in relationship, and that there has been no physical intimacy between the petitioners to date because they are waiting to reach the statutory marriageable age, so the private respondents have no right to interfere in their lives.

The Court made the following observations: 

At the outset, the Court noted that society has been experiencing profound changes in social values, particularly among exuberant youngsters, who rarely, in pursuit of absolute freedom, leave the company of their parents, etc. to live with the person of their choice, and further, they try to get the seal of the court on their alliance by filing pecuniary petitions. Notably, the… Continue Reading...


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