Dealing with a plea of the petitionres (Women – Man ) who sought the protection of life and liberty, Rajasthan high court after noting that Petitioner No. 2 (Man) was already married that:
” A live -in – relationship between a married and unmarried person is not permissible “.
The Bench of justice Pankaj Bhandri was hearing the plea of a woman aged 29 and a Man 31 , who sought the protection of life and liberty
The court further observed that the pre- requisite for a live – in – relationship as held by the apex court in D. Velusamy vs. D. Patchaimmal (2010) 10 SCC 469 is:
. That the couple must hold themselves out to society as being akin to spouses, and ;
. Must be of legal age to marry or qualified to entre into a legal marriage, including being unmarried.
The Rajasthan high court recently reiterated that personal life and liberty under Art. 21 has to be protected irrespective of the fact that relationship between two major individual may be termed as immortal and unsocial.
A single bench comprising of justice Satish kumar sharma also observed that under sec. 29 of the Rajasthan police Act 2007 every Police officer in the state is duty bound to protect the life and liberty of the citizens.