The Supreme Court on Thursday said that live-in relationship has become accepted norm in society and it can not be termed as an offence.
“In the present modern time live-in relationship has become an acceptable 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.
Opposing petition seeking quashing of criminal defamation law, the AG submitted that doing away with the law would bring anarchy in the society.
Published by : The Times of India on 23 July, 2015