Madhya Pradesh to recognize live-in relationships

A still from Salam Namaste
A still from Salam Namaste
A still from Salam Namaste

The final draft of Women’s Policy 2013-2017, submitted to the state government for a formal nod, protects legal rights of live-in partners. The provision is meant to give a security cover to the live-in partners by treating them legally at par with a widow or a divorcee. However, only a woman who has been in the relationship for a reasonable period would fall in this category.

The draft also has a number of suggestions on providing financial assistance and support services to rape victims.

Live–in relationships are becoming a trend in metropolitan cities but women in such relationships are not socially accepted . Though live-in relationships are not illegal in India but are considered socially and morally improper.

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