Live-in Relationship Is No Crime: SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that live-in relationship has become accepted norm in society and it cannot be termed as an offence. “In the present modern time live-in relationship has become an acxeptable norm. It is not a crime,” the court said.

A bench of Justices Dipak Mishra and Prafulla C Pant made the remarks while asking the government whether exposing a public figure’s live-in relationship would amount to defamation. The Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi replied that public should not look into the personal life of a public figure and it serves no public interest.

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Opposing petition seeking quashing of criminal defamation law, the AG submitted that doing away with the law would bring anarchy in the society.