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Lok Adalat orders man to spend equal time with wife and live-in partner

A Lok Adalat judge in Madhya Pradesh has defused a row over a live-in relationship in an unusual way, ordering a man to spend every alternate fortnight with his wife and his woman partner, both of who are staying under the same roof.

As per the order issued by Judge Ganga Charan Dube on Saturday, the wife and the live-in partner will live under the same roof, sharing space with their man for a fortnight each, following a mutual agreement between them.

The house of the man, who retired recently as a State Electricity Department employee in Omkareshwar, has three rooms and as per the agreement, he will stay in the middle while the remaining two rooms will be occupied by his wife and his partner.

“The middle room will have an access to both the rooms and the court directed the man to spend a fortnight each with both of them,” said government advocate Ashwini Bhate.

As per the agreement, the live-in partner will also have equal share in movable and immovable properties owned by the man. The row arose after the man’s wife filed a complaint with the Lok Adalat, alleging that her husband spent most of the time with his other partner, who had begun staying with them at their house for the past two years.

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