The Punjab and Haryana Hugh Court recently said that live-in-relationships are socially and morally not acceptable while declining to grant protection to a couple seeking protection of their life.
The petitioner couple — Gulza Kumari, 19-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh and Gurwinder Singh, a 22-year-old man from Punjab — had moved the High Court seeking directions to Punjab Police to protect their life and freedom from Kumari’s family.
The bench of Justice HS Madaan, after hearing the matter said that the petitioners had filled the present petition are seeking approval on their live-in-relationship, which is not acceptable both morally and socially and hence no protection order in the petition can be passed. The petition stood dismissed accordingly.
The petitioner couple’s counsel, advocate J S Thakur, said that the couple had been in a relationship for the past four years. However, the woman’s family, who are in Ludhiana did not approve of their inter-caste marriage. Apprehending danger to their lives from Kumari’s parents, they ran away from their house. In order to proceed with their wedding, they sought protection from the court in order
The petitioners told the court that after being threatened by Kumari’s family members, they had mailed a representation in April to the concerned SSP of Punjab Police through. But even after that, they continued to receive threats, hence decided to approach the High Court for protection and security.