The Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation urging the Center to frame rules for the registration of live-in relationships, terming it as a silly idea. The court also said that the time has come that the court should start imposing fines on those who file such PILs.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking to frame rules for registration of live-in relationships at the Center as a silly idea. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala asked the counsel for petitioner Mamta Rani whether she wanted to increase the security of these people or she wanted them not to be in a live-in relationship. In response, the counsel said that the petitioner wanted registration of these relations to enhance the social security of the people living in live-in.
The bench said, what does the registration of live-in relationships have to do with the Centre? What a silly idea is this! Now the time has come that the court should start imposing penalties on those who file such PILs. It is rejected.
What is the whole matter?
Rani had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court urging it to direct the Center to frame rules for registration of live-in relationships. The petition cited an increase in crimes such as rape and murder in such relationships. Citing the murder of Shraddha Walker allegedly by her live-in partner Aftab Amin Poonawalla, the petition urged for framing of rules and guidelines for registration of such relationships.
The PIL said registration of live-in relationships would provide accurate information about each other to the people in such relationships and also to the government about their marital status, their criminal history and other relevant details.
The petition, filed by advocate Mamta Rani, said that apart from the increase in crimes like rape and murder, there has been a huge increase in false cases of rape being filed by women, who claim to be in a live-in relationship with the accused. and thus it becomes difficult for the courts to ascertain the truth.