Madras High Court says unwed couples staying in hotel room is no crime, points to live-in relationships
Observing that a live-in relationship of two adults is not deemed to be an offence, the Madras High Court has said that occupation of a hotel room by such unmarried couples will not attract a criminal offence
Kartik says Luka Chuppi is different from all Bollywood films made on live-in relationships like Salaam Namaste, Cocktail, Shuddh Desi Romance primarily because it is "live-in with family"
Partners in live-in relationships in India can hope for better rights, if earlier verdicts are anything to go by
The Supreme Court currently examining a case to determine whether a live-in relationship can be treated as a de-facto marriage and whether a man can be held liable to pay his partner maintenance if the relationship ends because of refusal to marry.
SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up
The Supreme Court decided to examine whether civil liability can be put on a man who refused a promise to marry a woman after a live-in relationship and a consensual sexual relationship, by treating such a relationship as "de-facto" marriage.
Contrary to popular belief, women in live-in relationships in India do enjoy legal rights akin to married women. So what is their legal position?
Undoubtedly, debating the surrogacy bill is complicated. Or so it should be given the nature of the matters raised by the bill.
The Kerala High Court recently concluded that being in a live-in relationship without contracting a marriage was ground to expel a female student. The High Court upheld the decision of the Management of Mar Thoma College of Science and Technology in Kollam to expel a female student – her only ‘crime’ being to have fallen in love with a classmate.
ABVP decided to put a stop to a beer festival called Octofiesta which was organised by the Hotel Radisson Blue in Chennai.
Around 200 students gathered at the Delhi University campus on Wednesday to form a human chain and protest against issues like “forced conversion of Hindu girls”, live-in relationship, female foeticide, rape and eve teasing, among others.
A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghose said though the eight guidelines were not exhaustive, these will definitely give some insight to such relationships.
The SC said women in these cases deserve protection, but the Domestic Violence Act does not take care of such relationships.
The apex court said unfortunately, there is no express statutory provision to regulate live-in relationships upon termination as these relationships are not in the nature of marriage and not recognised in law.