Khushboo had the last laugh as her five year long court room battle ended with victory in her lap. The Supreme court dismissed all of the 22 cases filed against her leaving the lady with a sense of relief and contentment.
A bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice B.S. Chauhan quashed 22 criminal cases against her saying that her statement on the issue of pre-marital sex and live-in relationships was her personal view and the Indian constitution entitles her to express it.
In a 2005 interview Kushboo said it was not wrong for women to have pre-marital sex as long as they took precautions.
She said that it was also “not fair of any educated youth to expect his wife to be a virgin”.
Several cases were filed against her across Tamil Nadu in various courts under different sections of the Indian penal code.
The Madras high court had earlier rejected her appeal to dismiss the cases against her.
But last month, the Supreme Court endorsed the right of unmarried couples to live together.
The judges said that even Hindu Gods Lord Krishna and Radha were co-habiting lovers.