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It’s a win for every individual: Khushboo Sundar

Debasmita Ghosh , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 20, 2013
First Published: 18:17 IST(20/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:00 IST(21/6/2013)

Actor Khushboo Sundar, who hit headlines in 2005 when she spoke in favour of pre-marital sex and live-ins, is happy with the recent Madras High Court ruling that said if a couple in the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, it will be considered a valid marriage.

Eight years ago, 23 criminal cases were filed against her with charges of obscenity and outraging the modesty of a woman in view of her controversial stand. Eventually, in 2010, she won all the cases, and now, the Chennai-based actor feels even more triumphant.

“I’m glad that our country is ready to accept these things, and not brush such realities under the carpet,” said the 42-year-old actor-turned-politician, adding, “It’s a very strong stand taken by the Madras High Court...a very very broad-minded and progressive judgement indeed. I spoke in favour of live-in relationships years ago, and some 2,000 odd people gathered outside my house to protest, pelting stones at me, and cases were filed against me. I still believed that if two consenting adults decide to stay together or engage in pre-marital sex, the society shouldn’t have any problem with it. This judgement is a win for every individual.”

Meanwhile...

On Twitter, people continue to poke fun at the ruling, insisting that pre-marital sex cannot be equated with marriage...
Poonam Pandey: #MadrasHC I am Married then ;)... LOL
Kaveri: One night stands are now Suhag Raats #madrashc
iRajeshGandhi: The Marriage registrar offices will shift to bedrooms to give instant consumation certificates, courtesy #MadrasHC
Dev Singh: Ab to Porn dekhte hue bhi aap ye keh sakte hai ki aap Shadi ki video dekh rahe hai. #MadrasHC
Reems Alag: According to #MadrasHC, wedding invitations would read “Kapil beds Anu”

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