NRIs to lose passport if marriage not registered in 30 days

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In a bid to protect Indian women from exploitation by NRI husbands, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has introduced a Bill on Registration of Marriage of NRIs in the Upper House of Parliament.

External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj introduced a path breaking Bill on Registration of Marriage of non-Resident of India in Rajya Sabha. The Bill is an outcome of a joint initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law and Justice. The objective of the Bill is to create more accountability and offer more protection against exploitation of Indian women by their NRI spouses.

According to the provisions of the Bill, the compulsory registration of marriage within thirty days of marriage in India or abroad would provide better enforcement of rights of the deserted spouse under various family laws. Similarly, the Amendment to the Passport Act would empower the Passport Authority to impound or revoke the passport of NRI, if it is brought to his notice that the NRI has not registered his marriage within 30 days from the date of marriage. The Amendments to CrPC, 1973 would empower the Courts for issuance of summons, warrants through the specially designated website of the Ministry of External Affairs. It also provides provisions for attachment of properties belonging to the NRI, if he does not appear before the Court and is declared as Proclaimed Offender by the Court.

The introduction of the Bill was necessitated by the Ministry of External Affairs due to numerous complaints received from Indian nationals mostly women deserted or harassed by their Non-Resident Indian Spouses. The Bill proposes to offer greater protection to Indian women married to NRIs and serve as a deterrent to NRIs against harassment of their spouses. This would provide much needed relief to all Indian women married to NRIs worldwide.

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darwin
Thursday, February 14, 2019
very good law , it is really more protection against exploitation of Indian women by their NRI spouses.


shaik
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
count down starts to say goodbye to NDA government, rather than looking at social issues or providing minimum needs to the poor or farmers.

NDB government is behind converting family issues ( civil ) to criminal.

How about husbands leaving their wives in India? why only NRI? how about those women who are torturing husbands by misusing 498a?


Bajrangi Bhai
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Sanghi draconian law. 2019 elections bye-bye BJP

Unknown
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
All are on women empowerment abd laws and rules for better of women.
There is nothing for men, now days men’s are exploited Madam not girls .

BACKER
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION OF THIS NEW RULES? IS IT SAME MUTHLAQ !!!!!!!!!!!

Liyakat Kala
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Sushma madam
Do I have to register even if I marry filipina.

Mehdi Haitem
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Sir
Even if it is 2nd or 3rd marriage ?

Abraham Saji
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Welcome proposal to support Indian Women mistreated by the Spouse and family.

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