Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

India Punjab to enact law to rein in NRI bridegrooms

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Archived_Member16, May 31, 2012.

  1. Archived_Member16

    Expand Collapse
    SPNer Contributor

    Jan 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Punjab to enact law to rein in NRI bridegrooms

    Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:59 PNS | JALANDHAR

    With rising cases of NRI grooms deserting their wives soon after wedding, Punjab Government has decided to implement a strict law to check frauds being committed by such grooms.

    After inaugurating a helpline “Crime Against Women” for women in distress, Punjab Deputy Chief Minster Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the State would not tolerate anybody committing fraud with the girls and was fully committed to check such malpractices.

    He said that the new law would stipulate complete verification of NRIs seeking to marry a Punjabi girl. A compulsory registration of such marriages would be done, besides shifting of details from the Indian consulate in that country from where NRI has come.

    Badal said that it was very painful to note that Doaba region has witnessed most of such fraud marriages by NRIs and the deserted wives had to run from pillar to post to seek justice. He said that he has given orders to conduct census of such deserted wives and districts have been told to work out funds required to provide legal assistance to them.

    He said that after working out the details, he would consolidate the list of victims, provide them total legal support, contact Indian consulate through External Affairs Ministry to track the guilty groom and bring him to justice.

    Describing it as burning issue of the day, the Deputy CM said that he would not allow any NRI to conduct a fraud of holiday marriage with innocent Punjabi girls and such people would be tracked down by every possible legal method and brought to justice. Expressing concern over the incidents of domestic violence with the women, he said that this new helpline would be monitored by Inspector General of Police and women would be given justice in a time-bound manner.

    Announcing direct recruitment of 2,000 women Police Inspectors and DSPs, Badal said that they would be in-charge of women Police Stations in all the districts. He said that the new recruitments would be made within six months.

    Asking the NRI department to come out with blue print, he said that we should also come out with the tracking system to track offender NRIs.

    Calling for the social pressure on the families of offending NRIs who have deserted their wives in Punjab, MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that names and photographs of offending families should be put on a website so that such families mend their ways under social pressure.

    • Like Like x 2
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Sikh News Punjab to enact law against human trafficking (Calcutta News) Breaking News Dec 24, 2007
    Sikh News Punjab to enact law against human trafficking (IANS via Yahoo! India News) Breaking News Dec 24, 2007
    Sikh News Punjab Govt to enact Human Trafficking Act-2007 (Outlook India) Breaking News Dec 24, 2007
    Sikh News Punjab govt to enact SEZ Act (New Kerala) Breaking News Aug 26, 2007
    In The Footprints Of Guru Nanak- Fourth Journey In Punjab Sikh Sikhi Sikhism Dec 22, 2016

Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page