The Allahabad High Court in a ruling stated that two adults in a live-in relationship have the right to cohabit peacefully.
Allahabad High Court also directed the SSP of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh to provide security to a couple that lives together.
The couple reportedly has been facing harassment by family members.
“Hon’ble Apex Court in a long line of decisions has settled the law that where a boy and a girl are major and they are living with their free will, then nobody including their parents has authority to interfere with their living together,” a bench comprising Justice Anjani Kumar Mishra and Justice Prakash Padia said in an order.
The couple made a complaint to the SSP of Farrukhabad on March 17 in regards to harassment by their family members.
They have been living together as a couple for the last six months.
The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by the couple from Farrukhabad.
The bench of Allahabad High Court while allowing the petition observed, “We are of the view that the petitioners are at liberty to live together and no person shall be permitted to interfere in their peaceful living, as Right to Life is a fundamental right insured under Article 21 of the Constitution of India in which it is provided that no person shall be deprived of his right to life and personal liberty.”