Overseas ministry to safeguard interest of Indian women from fraudulent marriages
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has launched an educational-cum- awareness campaign for the Indian brides getting married to overseas Indians and also published a guidance pamphlet on marriages to overseas Indians in English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Punjabi.
A booklet in English have been published containing information on safeguards available to women deserted by their NRI spouses, legal remedies available, authorities that can be approached for redressal of grievances and NGOs which can provide assistance.
This has also been posted on the ministry's website.
The government has taken several steps to safeguard the interest of Indian women from fraudulent marriages with overseas Indians.
The steps taken in this direction include providing legal and or financial assistance to the Indian women who are deserted or divorced by their overseas spouses.
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has also implemented a scheme for legal assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas husbands.
Under the scheme, assistance of USD 3000 in developed countries and USD 2000 in developing countries is given through Indian Missions for filling cases in the local courts or for legal counseling through the NGOs empanelled with Indian diplomatic missions or posts.
The ministry promotes publicity-cum-awareness campaign through audio visual advertisement on regional TV network and print media from time to time.
(Posted on 16-01-2014)