Ishaan 17 March 2021
In the case of Kamini Devi v. State of Uttar Pradesh, the court observed that, Live-in relationships, though not socially accepted in India, do not amount to any offence under law, the Allahabad High Court recently ruled reaffirming that two consenting adults are at liberty to live together and no person would be permitted to interfere in their peaceful living.
In, Payal Katara v. Superintendent Nari Niketan Kandri Vihar Agra and Others the high court of Allahabad ruled out that a lady of about 21 years of age being a major, has right to go any where and that anyone, man and woman even without getting married can live together if they wish.
In Patel and others case the apex court observed that live- in –relationship between two adult without formal marriage cannot be construed as an offence.
In Lata Singh Vs.State of U.P. & Anr, the apex court held that live-in-relationship is permissible only in unmarried major persons of heterogeneous s*x. In Radhika v. State of M.P. the apex court observed that a man and woman are involved in live-in-relationship for a long period, they will be treated as a married couple and their child would be called legitimate.
In Abhijit Bhikaseth Auti v.State Of Maharashtra and Others, the apex court also observed that it is not necessary for woman to strictly establish the marriage to claim maintenance under sec. 125 of Cr.P.C. A woman living in live-in-relationship may also claim maintenance under Sec.125 Cr.PC
yasaswi gomes (.) 16 April 2021
What happened? Usually it will go to polygraph. This was or is equivalent to capital punishment in India