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Live in Relationship- "Not for the Court to Judge Couple's Decision to Reside Together Without Sanctity of Marriage": Punjab & Haryana High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jun 2021 12:52am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Live in Relationship- "Not for the Court to Judge Couple's Decision to Reside Together Without Sanctity of Marriage": Punjab & Haryana High Court [READ ORDER]

The bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Justice Sant Prakash ruled that it is not for the courts to judge the decision of couple who decided to reside together without the sanctity of marriage.

Facts of the case

A petition was filed ( by girl aged 17 years and boy aged 20 yrs) seeking protection for their life and liberty from the family members of the girl(respondent).

The parents of the girl wanted her to marry a boy of their choice after they came to know about her love affair with a boy (petitioner 2).  Accordingly, Girl left her parental home and began living with the Boy and decided to live together till they both attain the age of marriage.

It was expressed before the Court that they have already approached the Senior Superintendent of Police, Bathinda looking for protection from the family of the girl, but there had been no response.

Assistant Advocate General, Punjab presented that couples asking for protection are not married and are in a live-in relationship and recently coordinate benches dismissed the same matter where couple asked for protection who are in live- in a relationship.

Court analysis

The Court noticed that the petitioners have approached the Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India looking for protection of their life and freedom with a further prayer to be restrained from interfering in the peaceful live-in relationship of the petitioners.

 The Court commented,

"The idea of a live-in relationship may not… Continue Reading...


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