Live in Relationship is a normal thing in Western countries, but in India it is a new phenomenon and people are still adapting it, many people believe it to be right and many people wrong, everyone has their own point of view. The purpose of this is not only to get to know about each other well, but they also know about their inner qualities and flaws and it also help them to know whether they are right for each other. Live in Relationship also leads to decline in divorce cases and domestic violence. But in a country like India, where marriage is considered a sacred bond, live in relationship is a misunderstood concept, However our Judicial System made the rules and Regulations for this concept. As to ensure Social Security to both genders.
The law gives right to a women who is in Live in relationship like other married women.
- Birth of child during Live in Relationship is legal and he or she is considered legal child.
- The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 give Protection and Maintenance by providing alimony to the aggrieved party.
Recently, The Supreme Court of India in the case titled as Gurwinder Singh vs State of Punjab passed order for police protection to a couple Living in Live in Relationship where Punjab and Haryana High court denied relief on 12 May 2021, Justice Anil khsetrapal (Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court) denied to give protection to a couple who is in live in relationship as his Lordship observed that they were tearing the social fabric and it is against the society.
Thousand of cases related to live in relationship are pending in Indian Courts. As for India it is still a new concept and people are still against it. There are no customs, social rules and regulations, and legislation because of these points Supreme Court of India always interrupt in the matters, providing provisions, and Guidelines to safegaurd the rights of both genders with the rising concept of Live in Realtionship
Live in relationship is not only good for the couple, but in some ways it is also good for society and families. As both individual get to know about each other and if they are not happy they can part away in happy context without the stamp of divorce or a fail marriage, they do not have society pressure to have a child, the decision is left on them whether they want or not, it helps the individual to be independent financially not like marriage where one party is dependent to other party. They both have equal responsibilities not like many marriages where one is burden on another.
The concept of Live in Relationship helps in reduction of adultery cases. Freedom of Safe Future is right of every individual, which can be exercised by any male or female where both the partners agree upon.
Live in relationship opens door for these couples who wants to know about their capabilities and it also deepens love between them.