The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that women whose live-in relationships end cannot claim maintenance from their former partners.
The Supreme Court had referred the case to larger bench after observing that an adulterous relationship may become matrimonial by consent.
The apex court's ruling came on a plea of a woman, who split with her partner after 14-years of live-in relationship. The woman claimed maintenance.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court had ruled that in live-in relationship, a woman is entitled to all reliefs, including maintenance. (ANI)