Allahabad high court refused to provide security to live-in couples.
The Allahabad High Court has categorically refused to give security to a couple who ran away from home and made serious remarks. The court said that if the people living in such a live-in relationship are allowed to live together and be protected, then it will only disturb the entire social fabric, hence no ground for granting protection. The court, while rejecting the petition seeking protection of the loving couple, also imposed a fine of five thousand rupees on both of them.
Hearing the matter, a division bench of Justice Dr. Kaushal Jayendra Thakar and Justice Dinesh Pathak observed that “Both the petitioners are adults, so can we provide protection to these people who want to do what is mandated by the Hindu Marriage Act. In fact, the girl in the runaway couple is already married. The Court observed that Article 21 of the Constitution of India allows a person to have his liberty, but that liberty should be within the purview of that law. where it applies.
It was demanded in the petition that the court should issue an order that the peaceful live-in-relation of the petitioner should not be interfered with and the police should not harass it forcibly. Apart from this, police protection should be provided. The woman petitioner had submitted that she is the legally married wife of respondent no.
To this the bench said- Can we allow them to have live-in-relationship under the guise of security of life and liberty. Whether her husband had committed such act which may be called an offense under section 377 IPC for which he has never complained. These are all disputed questions of fact.
There is also no FIR in this case. Therefore, we fail to understand how illegality can be allowed in the society by such a petition. Therefore, the writ petition is dismissed with fine of five thousand.