The Delhi High Court (HC) has allowed the plea of a married man to live with a woman other than his wife, while also granting him police protection in view of a threat to his life as well as to that of his live-in partner from her family members.
Justice SN Dhingra also directed the SHOs of Jyoti Nagar and Roop Nagar police stations to take action against his live-in partner's family members if they harass them.
The court passed the order on a petition by north Delhi residents Arvind Yadav and Renu Sharma. "She is above 18 years... It is her own life and this court cannot tell her not to choose a path of her own choice," the court said.