A lady has filed a case against her husband for remuneration after divorce in a village of Coimbatore in 2006. But there was no proof of their marriage even that couple had 2 kids. When that lady asked for remuneration court has denied that saying as there is no marriage proof that lady cant claim such thing. After that Chennai High Court has analysed this case and finally provide judgement in favour of the lady.
Chief judge C.S.Karnan told: When a 21 year old boy and a 18 year old girl indulge in a relationship without proper marriage then they know all the consequences of that. In our society every religion has a separate custom to complete a marriage and all of them are customs only. If an adult boy and girl want to stay together as per their interest without following any marriage procedure, that also can be considered as marriage only. He also said that, that couple had 2 kids and their birth certificate has that person's name as father which further prove that he is legal husband. Further he added that whether a couple follow some ritual or custom of marriage in society they should have a valid proof that they are marriage.
So this is a complete unique judgement happened in India which will open many doors specially for women in India. In many cases man promises marriage to a women but after few days of relation they left her alone. In such case now a women can raise her voice to Judiciary system by referring this case for some justice. And for that man also it will be very tough to go with another women as he has to take a proper divorce.
Although this is just an incident happened or a particular example of Chennai High Court. How will the entire nation and our Judiciary system will accept this and how will this implement in coming days that is a big question. Like many advantages there might be many dis-advantage also if a Live-In relation get clearance from Court. That's why this is a very tough decision as many people have many views. In case a couple decided to stay together marriage then there is no law to provide them such freedom in our country, they have to do at-least registry marriage to get a valid proof of their relation. Even our society is not mature enough to accept such couples.
So a long way to go for our Law system as well as our society to accept live-in relations.
What do you think, a Live-in relation also should get the status of Marriage in our society?
What will be the effect if such thing happen in our society?