It seems that our country is coming to terms with social changes. Slowly, yes, but finally accepting the new norms, such as live-in relationships. To further validate live-in relationships, the Supreme Court for the first time on Thursday removed the stigma from such liaisons, saying it has now become an accepted norm in society, reports India Today.
“In modern times, live-in relationship has become an acceptable norm. It is not a crime.”
“It is an unfortunate case of a frustrated love affair. Prima facie, it is difficult to accept when the complainant is major and a married woman, she consented for sex only because there was a promise to marry by a person… Such woman is responsible for her decision to have sex. Even though a promise to marry was given, subsequently if at all the party feels it is not possible to continue the relationship as they are not compatible and there are differences of opinion, it cannot be called cheating.”