The Hon’ble bench of Hon’ble Justice Sudhir Mittal of the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana high court held that the legal status of live-in couple and the married couple are the same and hence relief provided to the live-in couple should be the same as that of a married couple.
The Hon’ble court further remarked this in a case where a live-in couple approached the Hon’ble high court seeking protection. Further, the court made the pronouncement that it is the right of the couple who are major under the Right to life and liberty is enshrined in the Constitution of India to choose if they want to be in a formal relationship or an informal one.
The Hon’ble High court also made it clear that the concept of live-in-relationships is brought into the society from western culture and now it is making an acceptance to the people in the metropolitan cities. It is mostly because people felt that the solemnization of a relationship through marriage is not necessary for its complete fulfillment.