Story covers Live-in relationship morally and socially not acceptable: Punjab and Haryana High Court refuses to grant protection to couple
Case: Gulza Kumari v. State of Punjab
The Punjab and Haryana high court recently dismissed a plea filed by a couple that eloped and said that a “live-in relationship is morally or socially not acceptable”. The order was passed by Justice HS Madan.
The plea was filed by Gulza Kumari and Gurwinder Singh. The young couple told the court that it was living together and sought protection of life and liberty through the plea.
The two petitioners told the court that they wanted to get married shortly but suspected that their lives were in danger. Reportedly, the girl’s family was against the relationship and could harm them.
- Justice Madaan said that the petitioners were seeking approval of their live-in relationship under the garb of filing the petition. He said that live-in relationship is morally and socially not acceptable and no protection order in the petition can be passed. The petition stands dismissed accordingly.
- The petitioners counsel, advocate JS Thakur said that the girl was 19-years-old and the boy was 22-years-old – both were legal to marry and wanted to do the same. They were, however, unable to execute their plan of tying the knot as the girl’s family possessed some of the documents like Aadhar card.
- Advocate Thakur said that as the Supreme Court of India already upheld the live-in relationship, they decided to approach the HC, seeking protection until the marriage. He added, “As of now, they were in a live-in relationship to avoid the wrath of the girl’s family that was against their relationship.
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