What are the rights of unmarried couples to stay in hotel?


Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950 deals with a persons right to life, liberty and security of the person
It also provides that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty .
Article 21 of the Constitution is not merely the physical act of breathing.
It does not connote mere animal existence or continued drudgery through life.
It has a much wider meaning which includes right to live with human dignity, right to livelihood, right to health, right to pollution free air, etc.

In Sunil Batra v. Delhi Administration,
The Supreme Court reiterated with the approval the above observations and held that the Òright to lifeÓ included the right to lead a healthy life so as to enjoy all faculties of the human body in their prime conditions.
It would even include the right to protection of a personÕs tradition, culture, heritage and all that gives meaning to a manÕs life.
It includes the right to live in peace, to sleep in peace and the right to repose and health.

According to the India Constitution Right to Move freely throughout the territory of India is guaranteed in Article 19 (1).

There is no such Act or clause in the Indian Constitution which prohibits hotels, lodges, homestays from giving rooms to unmarried couple.
Not giving a room to an unmarried couples is, in fact, a violation of their Fundamental Rights (Article 21 of the Indian Constitution).

Reference: According to Article 19 (1) of the India Constitution, people have a Right to Move freely throughout the territory of India .
Article 21 provides right to life.

In Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India,
The Supreme Court gave a new dimension to Art. 21 and held that the right to live is not merely a physical right but includes within its ambit the right to live with human dignity.
Elaborating the same view, the Court in Francis Coralie v. Union Territory of Delhi.



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