“No protection can be granted to the ‘Live-in-relationship’ which is morally and socially unacceptable”, the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court observed while hearing a petition filed by a couple seeking protection of their life.
The petitioners Gulza Kumari, a 19-year–old woman and Gurwinder Singh, a 22-year-old man have moved before the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and had argued that they were staying with each other for a long time and would marry soon. However, the woman’s family was opposed to their inter-caste marriage and hence, they wanted directions from the Hon’ble Court to protect their life and liberty.
After the hearing the argument of the petitioners, the Hon’ble Justice HS Madan observed, “As the matter of fact, the couple in the garb of filing the present petition are seeking seal of approval on their morally and socially unacceptable live-in-relationship and no protection order, in this case, can be passed.” Hence, the petition stands dismissed.
The above case is stand in contrast to a similar last year case where the Hon’ble Court held that the non-marriageable of a boy could not be a ground to decline the petitioners’ right to live together.