The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that every major person has the right to live his/her life with a person of his/her choice.
The petitioners are major and are in a “Live in Relationship” since petitioner is already married to respondentand no legal divorce has been taken by petitioner from Kulwinder Kaur, who is wife of petitioner.
The single bench of Justice Vikas Bhel has held that the concept of live-in relationships has crept into our society and has been accepted in metropolitan cities.
“Thus, this Court is of the view that even if the petitioners are living in a “Live in Relationship”, they are entitled to protection of life and liberty,” the order read.
The Court deemed it appropriate to dispose of the present petition with a direction to Punjab Police to consider the representation dated 13.09.2022 and to assess the threat perception to the petitioners and after considering the same, respondent shall take appropriate action in accordance with law.
Case title: Manjeet Kaur and another v/s State of Punjab and others