CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket has rejected a plea for safety filed by a live-in couple allegedly going through threats from the woman’s household since their elopement, saying any such step may doubtlessly “disturb the social fabric”.
“Petitioner No 1 (the woman) is barely 18 years previous whereas petitioner No 2 (the boy) is 21 years previous. They declare to be residing collectively in a live-in relationship and declare safety of their life and liberty from the woman’s relations. In the thought of view of this bench, if such safety is granted, your entire social material of society would get disturbed,” the single-judge bench of Justice Anil Kshetarpal stated.
Co-petitioner Ujjawal, a local of Patti Dhamtan Sahib in Haryana’s Jind, had stated she feared her influential household may implicate her accomplice Manpreet, who’s from Rasidan village in the identical district, in false legal instances.
While looking for safety for the couple, their counsel argued that the character of their relationship made it much more vital for the authorities to save lots of them from any hurt or harassment.
“Such type of relationship will certainly put an end to the demand for dowry,” the lawyer stated.