A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Central government to formulate guidelines for registration of live-in relationships and for social security of citizens who are in live-in relationships, reported Bar and Bench (Mamta Rani vs Union of India)
The plea filed by advocate Mamta Rani has prayed that those in live-in relationships should be granted social equality and security.
1] The petition said that the courts have always worked for giving protection to all the citizens of the country, including live-in partners, and have passed numerous judgments that protect the members of the live-in partnership, be it women, men, or children born out of such relationships. The plea said,
Time and again this Hon’ble Court has been the protector of the live-in partners and has passed numerous number of judgments which is having the effect of giving protection to the members of the live-in partnership be it the women, men or even the children born out of such relationship.
2] The failure to register live-in partnerships violates the constitutional rights to live freely (Article 19) and the right to protection of life (Article 21) and personal liberty.
3] Frame laws to govern live-in relationships and direct the Central government to create a database to find out the exact number of people who are in live-in relationships in the country
The petitioner contended that this can only be achieved by making registration of live-in partnerships compulsory.
4] The petitioner also submitted that there has been a vast increase in crimes committed by live-in partners, including major crimes like rape and murder, due to the absence of rules and guidelines covering live-in partnerships.
The PIL also reads:
There has been a huge increase in the false rape cases being filed by the women wherein the women claims to be living in live-in relationships with the accused and it is always difficult for the Courts to find out from the evidence whether the fact of living in live-in relationship is proved by the backing of evidence.
Registration of live-in relationships will work as a vital evidence to prove whether the fact of live-in relationship is correct or not…Looking at the fast paced life and the choice of young generation to adopt the western culture, proper registration of live-in relationships will keep a check on those who are entering into live-in relationship with an ulterior motive.
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PIL Filed In Supreme Court For Mandatory Registration Of Live-in Relationships To Curb Crimes By Partners, Reduce #FalseRape Cases
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