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Opinion To protect women who marry NRIs

Discussion in 'Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat' started by Vikram singh, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Vikram singh

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    The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has proposed that women who marry Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) should be issued a second passport, which will remain with the woman’s parents so that they can help her to return in case her first passport is snatched by an abusive husband.
    A copy of this second passport — which will be a “combined” document containing details of both the woman and her NRI husband, and will also serve as “proof” of their marriage — will be deposited with the Indian mission in the country where the woman goes to live, WCD Minister Krishna Tirath told The Indian Express.

    “Often women are dumped by their NRI husbands with their passports being taken away by them. They cannot even come back and the Indian missions abroad also cannot provide much help. Keeping this in view, we are proposing that women who marry NRIs should have two passports, so they can come back if they want to,” Tirath said.


    The second passport, the minister said, will allow “the parents to intervene and help their girl. A copy (of this passport) should remain with the Indian embassies abroad so that they have a record, and are able to help the women in need”.

    Once the missions get information about a woman in distress, “they will also be directed to keep an eye on these families”, Tirath added.

    Her Ministry is currently discussing the issuance of the second passport with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Tirath said. The Minister also asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to draw up a comprehensive safety net for women who marry NRIs.

    Already, it is mandatory to register all marriages involving an NRI. In August 2009, the NCW opened an NRI cell to register complaints from Indian women in distress abroad. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been involved with the project, and coordinating with Indian missions abroad. Sixty-eight complaints have so far been registered with the NRI cell, mostly from the US, UK and Canada.

    “Our view is that along with the dual passport, there should be a biometric system, so that there is a record of the husband’s fingerprints in case he flees after the wife makes a complaint,” said Girija Vyas, NCW chairperson. Recently, a law officer each has been appointed in the US and UK, so that cases can be fought abroad as well, added Vyas.

    The NCW will also coordinate with Indian NGOs aboard, and soon set up an advisory committee to coordinate with state governments as well as the judiciary and police.
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Its IMPOSSIBLE to protect anyone against ones own GREED. MOST of these sham marriages etc are due to GREED...on BOTH SIDES...the NRI wants money/dowry..the Indian wants a Green card..
    Reminds me of a story...once a man wanted to sell his "golden sword" ( actually a rusty iron one merely gold plated)...and a Villager had a small amount of desi Ghee and he packed a tin nearly full of cow dung and placed the small amount of ghee on top to make it look like the tin was packed with GHEE. At the Market...the Man with the "golden sword" met the Man with a Tin full of GHEE..and the two were quite Happy to EXCHANGE their wares....each was GLAD in his heart that he was the one who made a fool of the other.....same situation with NRI and Indian !!:happysingh:
     
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    "Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh"
    Oh just you want to blame that Indian give their girls to the NRI's only due to greed then you are just going on the wrong track my friend . As I could totaly say that you are not an INDIAN from heart . Just come and see the pain of the girls and their family member who were cheated by the peoples who are so cruel that they never think a single time about the girl whom they marry......so story telling is as simple as eating pizza ...so, be real and try to giv erespect to someone's felling animatedkhanda1
     
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