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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Live In Relationship

Live-in relationship, pre-marital sex not an offence: SC

NEW DELHI: In an observation that will cheer votaries of pre-marital sex and live-in-partners, the Supreme Court on Tuesday opined that a man and woman living together without marriage cannot be construed as an offence.

"When two adult people want to live together what is the offence. Does it amount to an offence? Living together is not an offence. It cannot be an offence," a three judge bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Deepak Verma and B S Chauhan observed.

A woman in a live-in relationship should be entitled to maintenance if she is deserted by her man, the National Commission for Women has said.

In far-reaching recommendations to the ministry of women and child development, the commission has sought a change in the definition of "wife" — as described in Section 125 of CrPC, which deals with maintenance — and suggested that it include women involved in a live-in relationships.

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