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Punjab HC dismisses petition filed by Live-in Couple seeking protection

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Snehal Upadhyay-

Published on: August 20, 2021, at 11:52 IST

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the petition filed by a married woman having a wedlock child seeking protection.

The woman was living in a live-in relationship with another man after observing that she entered into an unholy alliance with him.

The couple reached the Court in sought of protection for their life and liberty as the woman’s husband and the family members were threatening them in opposition to their live-in relationship.

The Single Bench of Justice Sant Prakash observed that “Thus, this Court feels no hesitation to say that petitioner No.1 has entered into an unholy alliance with petitioner No.2. Except for the bald allegations that private respondents’ No. 5 to 7 are giving threat to the petitioners, no supportive material has been placed on record by the petitioners.”

The woman was married to her husband without her consent in July 2018, not being able to make sustainable matrimony she alleged her husband for harassing her mentally and physically which made her move out of her matrimonial house.

A child was also born out of wedlock.

After hearing to the counsel representing the petitioner the Court was not convinced to grant protection as the Court stated that the Woman never legally got divorced from her husband.

The Court further stated, “The representation submitted by the petitioners to respondent No.2 does not contain the allegations against private respondents No.5 to 7 as averred in the writ petition, much less the manner and mode of alleged threat extended to the petitioners.”

The Court while dismissing the petition observed that there were no such valid grounds in the writ petition for the Court to exercise its extra-ordinary writ jurisdiction.