ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 4, October-December, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE ON ‘LIVE-IN –RELATIONSHIP’ IN INDIA AND MAINTENANCE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Anju Tyagi
 
ABSTRACT
Marriage is often described as one of the basic civil rights of man or women, which is voluntarily undertaken by the parties in public in a formal way , and once concluded, recognizes the parties as husband and wife. In a fast changing world, there are bewildering variety of human relationship getting normalized. Live – in –relationship or cohabitation occurs when two people, men and women decides to live together in a sexually intimate relationship as though married but without completing marriage formalities legally. Live-in-relationship is neither recognized by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 nor by the Cr.P.C., 1973;or the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Though livein- relationship is recognized under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 under Sec 2 (f) as relationships in the nature of marriage. This paper traces the Indian judicial perspective on live-in-relationship.
 
KEYWORD
Civil Solidarity Pacts, inheritance of property, intestate succession, livein relationship, Malimath Committee, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act , succession.
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