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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