“Relationship in the nature of marriage” 1 should be those relationships where there is no official registered marriage between the parties. However, the nature of their relationship is that of a marriage because of the stability, continuity and cohabitation as a couple. Indicators of such a relationship in the nature of marriage are the following: – Proof of such a relationship would be the use of a common name, common ration card, same address, etc.
- Indra Sarma v. V.K.V. Sarma (2013) 15 SCC 755
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