Live In Relationship: Ethically Right or Legally Right?

Romi Kumari
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

A country is said to be socialistic when it frames its laws based on the social values as well as the individual liberties. These laws are formed in accordance to the ideology of people and for the betterment of the society. Moral values and ethical principles vary from person to person. Way back when the Indian society was influenced by the western society and started practicing Live in relationship, a non-conclusive and enduring debate was initiated on various perspective as to the concept of Live in Relationship, its moral and ethical status and whether it should be legalised or not in India.

The paper would have a detailed analysis of the Live in Relationship and the on-going debate on its ethical and moral ground which is creating chaos and conflict in relation to the social ethics and legal lenience. The author will present a perspective on the legalization of Live in relationship in the western countries and the way in which Indian society has been influenced by such relationship. It will also throw light on the ethical or moral stand of the Indian Society in respect to the live in relationship.

The paper will further discuss whether the existence of such kind of relationship possesses serious challenges to the ethics and values of the Indian Institution of marriage. It will talk about the status and rights of the woman involved in such relation and the legal or ethical consequences of the same. The paper would thus thoroughly examine the importance and need of legalizing of the Live in relationship.


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