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Punjab & Haryana High Court provides protection to 21- & 19-year-old couple for living together in a live-in relationship

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jul 2021 8:56pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Punjab & Haryana High Court provides protection to 21- & 19-year-old couple for living together in a live-in relationship

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted protection to a 21-year-old lady and a 19-year-old man after observing that the two, being major, are entitled to live together in a live-in relationship.

A single judge bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi stated, “In the present case the petitioners being major are entitled to live together in live-in-relationship and are also entitled to protection of their life and liberty against any harm from respondents.”

The petition was filed by the couple seeking protection from the lady’s family who apparently forcibly wanted the girl to get married to some other guy against her choice. The couple was also allegedly threatened of being killed by the family for the sake of their family prestige.

The petitioners stated that the boy being 19 years of age had not attained the age of maturity, thus they would get married as soon as the marriageable age is attained.

Being in a live-in relationship together, the couple had written a representation to the Senior Superintendent of Police seeking necessary protection however no step was taken. Deciding upon the same the Court direct the police to grant protection to the couple.

The High Court, in a similar development the previous month, had granted police protection to a boy (18) and a girl (19) living in a live-in relationship.

Observing that both the petitioner were above the age of 18 years, though the boy was not of marriageable age, the Court said, “It is evident that both… Continue Reading...


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