Marriage versus Live-in Relationship in India and their Criticisms

  • Rishabh Dusad
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  • Rishabh Dusad

    Student at Karnavati University, India

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Following specific religious procedures and customs, Hindu weddings have been performed in India from the beginning of time. The term "live-in relationship" refers to a new type of marriage that has arisen in the contemporary period and is now prevalent in society. If a couple has been living together for some time, they would be granted all the privileges of a married couple, but there is a well-defined legal process for when marriage occurs. A live-in relationship does not have any strict rules governing marriages, but the law is silent on a number of issues because there is insufficient legislation for it. In contrast, marriages are interpreted by laws in stricter ways and used to determine eligibility for certain rights attached to them. Both types of marriage have been criticised for affecting a wife's rights and preventing her from exercising them. Additionally, the law's understanding of a live-in relationship as constituting a marriage is flawed. According to the findings, it is necessary to change the Hindu marriage rules in India and to create new legislation or adapt the existing law to accommodate modern live-in relationships.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 831 - 838


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