Comparative Analysis on Live-in Relationship in Socio-Legal Context

  • Ms. Ashwini D’souza
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  • Ms. Ashwini D’souza

    Student at SDM Law College, Mangaluru, India

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‘Conjuctio Mariti Et Faminae Est De Jure Natura’ which means, the union of a man and a woman is of the law of nature. No man is an island, in order to thrive into life’s journey we need to rely upon the other. It may be for a companionship, for comfort, to associate and which includes in a whole the bundle of emotions. ‘Living’ as we desire is one of the inherited freedoms. But living according to the norms and obligations of society makes us worthy citizens. To respect and abide by the order of nature and to understand the beauty of human living we must become vigilant and active to the day today’s consequences. It is our Indian culture which emphasizes that in case an adult man and woman wishes to live and consummate together they have to be tied in the institution of marriage. It is because in all the religions ‘marriage’ has been considered as a sacred sacrament. The world map is not the same today as that of the past. With the swift moving of lifestyle we have been evidencing an ample of changes in all the areas of life. The yardsticks of morality are at the forefront while discussing the societal perspective. To touch upon the very sensitive aspects called marriage, sex, relationship one may require adequate knowledge and need to well aware of the present scenario. Our opinion regarding the live- in relationship may vary depending upon the circumstances that we encounter. How far can an individual utilize his/her liberty? What Indian law says about it? Whether Indian culture and practice support this happening or are silent about it? Likewise quarries keep on creeping into our mind and this article makes an attempt to overview regarding the live -in relationship concept.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1097 - 1109


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