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Live in relationships Morally, Socially Unacceptable: P&H HC



GULZA KUMARI AND ANOTHER V. STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS

CRWP No.4199 of 2021 (O&M)

11th May 2021


The Single Bench of Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court consisting of Justice H.S. Madaan has dismissed the petition stating that if such protection as claimed is granted, the entire social fabric of the society would get disturbed.


Petitioner No.1-Gulza Kumari (19 years old) whereas petitioner no.2-Gurwinder Singh (22 years old) has filed the present petition stating that presently they are residing together intending to marry shortly.


Mr. J.S. Thakur learned advocate from the petitioner’s side contended that Singh and Kumari were living together in Tarn Taran district, the couple could not get married as kumari’s documents (which have details of her age) were in the possession of her family and they both are apprehending danger to their lives at hands of parents of petitioner No.1-Gulza Kumari and on this basis, the council seeks seal of approval and protection on their live-in-relationship.


Furthermore, the council stated various apex court judgments including landmark case filed by actor S Khushboo, Lata Singh vs. the State of UP, Indra Sharma vs. V K V Sarma, and contended that the top court had held that live-in relationships were now even recognized by the legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.


After hearing the contentions, the Hon’ble bench concluded that:

seeking seal of approval on their live-in-relationship, which is morally and socially not acceptable and no protection order in the petition can be passed.


Subsequently, dismissed the petition.


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