The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) strongly condemns the Order of the Rajasthan Human Rights Commission (RHRC) against live-in relationships. The Rajasthan HRC issued an order asking the state government and the Centre to "prohibit" the practice of live-in relationships. The order passed by Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma and Justice Prakash Tantia claimed that women who opt for live-in relationships are like "concubines". It also asked the government to bring in a law declaring eligibility for live-in relationships, a process for registration of such relationships, how such relationships will be known to people at large and how these relationships can be ended after mandatory counseling in case of a break-up.
AIDWA denounces the statements of the RHRC degrading women and demands that the concerned members of the RHRC be removed from their positions.
AIDWA demands that the Rajasthan state government reject this Order as the law and the Domestic Violence Act itself recognises live-in relationships which are a reality today.