Allahabad High Court: Live-in Relationship of Under 18 Is Illegal And Immoral

Live-in Relationship of Minor Is Illegal and Immoral, Says Allahabad High Court

Members of the girl’s family filed the FIR. The court noted that if this were to be authorized, it would amount to endorsing unlawful action, which is against society’s best interests. The statement read, “We are not inclined to put a seal of approval on such legally prohibited activities.”

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August 2 in Prayagraj: A person under the age of 18 is not allowed to be in a live-in relationship, according to the Allahabad High Court, and doing so would be both unethical and against the law. In a recent decision, a bench of Justices Vivek Kumar Birla and Rajendra Kumar dismissed a petition brought by Ali Abbas, a 17-year-old boy, and his live-in partner Saloni Yadav,19.

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A person must be major (above the age of 18 years), even though he may not be of marriageable age (21 years), in order for a live-in relationship to be considered as a relationship in the form of marriage. As a result, a child cannot live with someone, and doing so would be both morally and legally wrong, the judgment noted.

The bench continued, “An accused who is under the age of 18 cannot seek protection on the basis of being in a live-in relationship with a major girl, and he cannot seek the dismissal of the criminal charges against him as his/her activity is not permitted by law and is therefore illegal.”

In their combined appeal, the petitioners requested that the boy not be detained in connection with the case and that the high court dismiss the FIR that had been lodged against him for allegedly kidnapping the girl in violation of IPC sections 363 and 366.

Members of the girl’s family filed the FIR. The court noted that if this were to be authorized, it would amount to endorsing unlawful action, which is against society’s best interests. The statement read, “We are not inclined to put a seal of approval on such legally prohibited activities.”

According to the court, a link of this nature “has not been given any protective umbrella under any law of the land” except from the fact that two important people are free to live their own lives and are thus entitled to protection of their personal liberties.

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