May 29, 2018
The Current Gummint has been trying to advertise that for the VERY FIRST time a few passports of NRI men have been revoked on charges (or say allegations of) abandoning wives back home
While we know the spate of #FAKEDV, #FAKE #DOWRY and #Fake498a cases that litter Indian police stations and courts, we hasten to add that this is NOT the first time passports are revoked or the fear has been advertised
Nor is this the first time men have legally fought back
Passport revocation or the fear thereof has been going on since the Janta Gummint during 1978 ..1980 ..
In a first, Passport revoked for five NRIs who abandoned their Wives abroad
May 29, 2018
There are thousands of women in states like Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala who have been deserted by their Husbands.
For the 1st time ever, Indian govt, has revoked passports of 5 Non-Resident Indians on the charges of abandoning their wives shortly after marriage or following disputes abroad.
This development comes after Ministry of External Affairs agreed to a proposal by Union Women and Child Development Ministry to take stringent action in NRI matrimonial dispute cases.
This week, the Law Ministry has also accepted a proposed by the WCD Ministry to issue summons through MEA website in such cases, after first rejecting it on the legal grounds.
“This is a crucial step the govt. has taken to curb this fast-growing menace as we’re abandoned with complaints where brides are dumped by NRI grooms post weddings,” a senior WCD ministry official said.
The revoking of passports will force NRI grooms to return to India & face the trial as they had been evading arrests by not responding to summons despite non-bailable warrants issued against them, the official said.
The step has been taken in cases where look-out circulars were earlier issued last month, as part of a standard operating procedure.
The govt. has been receiving complaints of frauds, abandonment, extra-marital relationships, domestic violence, ex-parte divorce, being duped of money after promising marriage, forceful or illegal retention of children’s custody, non-payment of maintenance among other complaints.
A large no. of NRI Matrimonial dispute cases remain pending on account of non-appearance of the perpetrator jeopardizing women & children’s future, a Ministry official said.
An Integrated Nodal Agency was constituted under the chairpersonship of secretary, WCD ministry to work on the issues related to NRI Matrimonial Dispute. It has proposed measures such a attaching the property of wife deserters & their families in India to discourage such practices.
Independent surveys by some NGOs indicate that there are thousands of such women in states like Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh & Kerala who’ve been deserted by their husbands. In many cases these women & their families also accuse the men & their kin of charging hefty dowry & then duping them.