The court said that there is nothing wrong if two adults live together. “When two adult people want to live together, what is the offence? Does it amount to an offence? Living together is not an offence. It cannot be an offence," said the bench comprising chief justice KG Balakrishnan, justice Deepak Verma, and justice BS Chauhan. The Supreme Court made the statement while reserving its judgment on a special leave petiton filed by Khushboo, on seeking to quash 22 criminal cases filed against her after she allegedly endorsed pre-maritial sex in 2005.
The court adding on said that the views expressed by Khushboo were personal. And that no one has the right to question the personal thinking of a person. The court further asked the complainants to produce evidence to show if any girls had eloped from their family after the statement. Khushboo had approached the Supreme Court after the Madras High Court in 2008 dismissed her plea to quash the criminal cases filed against her.