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Indian minister asks to set dedicated cell for NRI marriages

Indian minister asks to set dedicated cell for NRI marriages pardesi news 1541857469

Indian Women and child development Minister has asked the NCW to set up dedicated cell for NRI marriages.

Indian Women and child development Minister Mrs. Maneka Gandhi has asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to set up a cell dedicated to cases related to NRI marriages and monitors them on real-time basis.  

Mrs. Gandhi has recently reviewed the progress of cases of wives who have been abandoned by their NRI husbands. She said she has asked lawyers representing these women to have weekly review meetings with the NRI cell of NCW.  She also met women abandoned by their NRI husbands.

According to an activist Sulagna Chattopadhyay, “People of Indian origin perpetuating the crime is rarely tried in Indian or destination country courts, with the cases/complaints going unreported”. Several ministries — external affairs, law, overseas Indian affairs, WCD — and the NCW have raised the problem at various forums over the years. In a tweet, Mrs Gandhi said, she reviewed the progress of cases of wives who have been abandoned by their NRI husbands. She has asked lawyers representing these women to have weekly review meetings with the NRI cell of NCW. The Minister also met women abandoned by their NRI husbands. Earlier, Looking into frequent frauds in marriages of resident Indians with NRIs, a parliamentary panel is set to recommend measures such as a special cell in the external affairs ministry to look into complaints, and international treaties to bring NRI spouses back to India.

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