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Live-in-relationship between a married & unmarried person not permissible
Rashika Khandal Vs State Of Rajasthan
S.B. Criminal Miscellaneous (Petition) No. 3023/2021
About/from the judgment:
Dealing with a plea of the Petitioners (Woman-Man) who sought the protection of life and liberty, the High Court, after noting that Petitioner No. 2 (Man) was already married, ruled that:
"A live-in-relationship between a married and unmarried person is not permissible."
The Court was hearing the plea of a Woman aged 29 and a Man aged 31, who sought the protection of life and liberty.
The Court further observed that the pre-requisites for a live-in-relationship as held by the Apex Court in D.Velusamy vs. D. Patchaiammal (2010) 10 SCC 469 is:
1) That the couple must hold themselves out to society as being akin to spouses, and;
2) Must be of legal age to marry or qualified to enter into a legal marriage, including being unmarried.
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