Indian Marriage Case Study

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SOCIO- LEGAL DIMENSION OF LIVE-IN RELATIONSHIP: A CHALLENGE TO INDIAN JUDICIARY Mitali Jain 3rd Year, B.L.S., LL.B., Government Law College, Mumbai INTRODUCTION India is broadly known as a nation with strong moral values and conventional integrity. In India, as per Hindu society, convention, traditions and practices, marriage is fundamentally the premise of social foundation from which important legal rights and obligations emerge. In ancient times, marriage was considered to be decided by the God and eternality was associated with it. It is considered to be a sacred social institution[ Prof. Vijender Kumar, Live-In Relationship: Impact on Marriage and Family Institutions, (2012) 4 SCC J-19]. Marriage according to the Hindu Law is a holy union for the execution of religious obligations.It is not an agreement but rather it is a sanskar or holy observance. There are certain rites and customs which must take place to complete a Hindu Marriage. The four main ceremonies associated with marriage are: offerings to the sacred flame, making of the seven strides around the flame by the bride and bridegroom together and tying of mangalsutra. Hindu marriage secures a woman by guaranteeing her legal rights for restitution of…show more content…
This form of relationship does not thrust the ordinary obligations of a married life on the people living together respectively. The establishment of live in relationship is individual freedom.No wonder, living together before marriage is a sharp dampener for the staunch ethic upholders. However, the new millennium has introduced incredible changes even inside of the nation that has everlastingly been concealed in a cover of rich society and
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