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‘Not against live-in relationships’: Allahabad HC provides protection to lesbian couple


Prayagraj: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted protection to a same-sex couple who are in a live-in relationship, observing that the court is ‘not against live-in relationship’. The ruling was made while partly allowing a writ petition filed by one Anju Singh and another of Hapur district, by a division bench comprising Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Justice Ajai Tyagi.


The petitioner, Anju Singh filed a joint petition along with her live-in partner, and submitted before the court that they are major girls and same-sex couple who wanted a live-in relationship. They alleged that they have threats from the family, would be harassed and not be permitted to live in peace by them if protection is not granted.

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They also claimed that their parents threatened to kill them if they do not end their relationship, and were also threatened to be falsely implicated in a criminal case. Against this backdrop, the court asserted that it is not against live-in relationships, and directed the police of the district concerned to grant them protection and do the needful after verifying all documents.


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