Can unmarried couples book a hotel after they are 18 ? Every couple married or unmarried wants to spend some quality time with their partner. But being unmarried and staying together may be immoral in the eyes of society, but is it illegal in the eyes of the law too? So couples often go or book a private room in a hotel to stay or spend some time together. So do you know if the police can actually raid your room or not? And if he does what are your rights? You will get all your queries solved in this post!!
First of all, is very much legal for an unmarried couple to book a hotel room if they have attained the age of 18.
Laws and Rights of an unmarried couple if they book a hotel room:
1. Both the members should be aged 18+. You cannot be below 18 or you will be categorized under illegal activity. There are no 21 years age barrier.
2. The stay in the hotel should be consensual for both members.
3. The owner should willingly give you the room. If he rejects or denies the permission you should leave.
4. You can start video recording if the police disturb you.
Now, what if there is a Police Raid:
1. If a police raid into your room and forcefully asks your name or asks your parent’s number you can immediately deny them. Because this is a violation of the Right To Privacy your Fundamental Right according to article 21 of the Indian Constitution.
Article 21 of Constitution of India: Protection of Life and Personal Liberty. Article 21 states that “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to a procedure established by law.”
2. If a Police Officer asks you for the money you can deny them.
3. You can ask the name batch of the Police. If they do not have a batch then it’s a violation of Rule 6 of the Indian Police Service.
4. The Police cannot forcefully take you to the police station or start clicking your photos. This is a Violation of your Right to privacy. And also this comes under the case of harassment and blackmailing according to section 503 IPC which states that “Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of anyone in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation
In all of the above cases, you can file a complaint. You can file a complaint in many ways:
1. Complaint to the nearest police station.
2. Complaint to the State Police Authority.
3. Complaint to the Central Vigilance Commission.
4. Call your Advocate.
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