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The Supreme Court on Thursday said that live-in relationship has become accepted norm in society and it can not be termed as an offence.
"In the present modern time live-in relationship has become an acceptable norm. It is not a crime," the court said.
A bench of justices Dipak Mishra and Prafulla C Pant made the remarks while asking the government whether exposing a public figure's live-in relationship would amount to defamation.
Though the apex court has twice earlier ruled that live-in relationship is not a crime, it is for the first time that it has acknowledged that with passing time, the society has accepted it and the relation does not attract any penal action. The judges made the remark during a discussion in the court on whether exposing a public figure's live-in relationship would amount to defamation.