Live-in relationships affects infants

Saheli, an NGO has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision on pre-marital sex and live-in relationships.

By encouraging pre-marital sex and live-in relationships, incidents of abandoned babies are sure to increase and the proof of the same is the children at our centre “We have over 50 such children at Saheli, says Saheli President Kiran and such move could lead to more babies being abandoned on the streets!

“A woman, cheated and abandoned by her boyfriend came to Saheli seeking shelter and protection. Her baby was delivered at our NGO, but as the mother’s mental condition is not stable and she’s on treatment, we are adopting the infant” says the NGO.

Though it is said some people feel such relationship is okay in a ‘fast world’ where work pressure is high. Its definitely a “Big social evil”. Its no doubt spoils the entire system of family values, respect and responsibilities to the next generations to come. In the name of free society our youngsters are hopelessly mislead!
Dear readers, Indian Legislation has not recognized live-in relationships in all aspects while formulating Laws. Except making modification to Section 125 Cr.P.C. [for Maintenance] and under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.

The personal laws remains the same which does not recognize the live-in relationships. The difference between “Live-in” “Adultery” “Prostitution” nowhere defined. Failure of live-in leads to adultery or even induce prostitution in many cases and the term ‘adultery’/prostitution is a criminal offence in India and also defeats many rights like property rights, compensation Claims and death benefits in many cases.


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