Why did Allahabad High Court deny protection to live-in partners ?
A division bench of the Allahabad High Court said this while hearing a plea seeking protection for a couple, who turned to live-in-courting, but got married during the pendency of the petition.
In an observation, the Allahabad High Court held that it is not against living forever, but these days a couple is denied security because one partner is married.
A division bench of Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thakar and Justice Dinesh Pathak said this while hearing a plea seeking protection of a couple who turned into a live-in relationship but got married during the pendency of the petition.
The High Court had earlier dismissed a petition filed through a married woman and her living partner.
The court additionally imposed a cost of ₹5,000 on them, noting that the girl is already married and the relation to be with another boy, is an act against the "mandate" of the Hindu Marriage Act.
The courtroom, while providing protection to the couple in today's case, said, "We are not against being in a relationship."
Earlier, we had dismissed a petition as security was sought for the period of subsistence of a petitioner's marriage.
The court directed the police to provide security to the petitioners, declaring that they were in a stay-in-courting but soon parted ways.
The High Court said that, therefore, in view of the orders passed with the help of the apex court in the past, they are entitled to protection.
The petitioners had approached the High Court fearing that they might face harassment from their families.
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