“The concept of a live-in relationship may not be acceptable to all, but it cannot be said that such a relationship is an illegal one or that living together without the sanctity of marriage constitutes an offence.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had passed two orders on May 11 and 12, denying protection to two couples, on the ground that live-in relationships are not socially acceptable.
Amicus Khosla submitted that a proposal to put in place a tele-consultancy system has not borne fruit, leaving the citizens in the lurch. He also referred to the recent spread of black fungus in the region. According to him, steps need to be taken to curb this at the initial stage itself.
The Bar Council of India on Sunday unanimously accepted the decision passed by its sub-committee, which was constituted to resolve the issue between the High Court Bar Association, Punjab & Haryana and the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana.
Earlier, the petitioner had submitted that complete chaos prevails, because of the deadly situation of shortage of oxygen. The high court had also asked the states to consider home delivery of oxygen cylinders.
The Bar Council of India (BCI), in its recently held meeting, refused to stay the May 7 order of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana (BCPH). The BCPH had stayed the operation of a resolution of the High Court Bar Association, which had sought a transfer of the Chief Justice of the court.