December 16, 2008

Fraudulent N.R.I. Marriage -- Dowry of First Used For Second Marriage

Police in Bathinda District have registered a case against a N.R.I. and his 3 relatives for committing a marriage fraud .

According to the charges ,the culprit first married in 2006 and took a dowry of a total of Rs. 30 Lakhs and promised to take his " bride" to Canada.

After much dilly dallying from this N.R.I. " groom " , the parents of the hapless Punjabi girl found out that their " son-in-law" has utilised part of the dowry for solemnising a second marriage.

Fraudulent N.R.I. marriages have become some sort of a social epidemic in Punjab . The role of voluntary organisaions abroad and Lok Bhalai Party in India under the dynamic and selfless Balwant Singh Ramoowalia ,in bringing to book such offenders , is greatly laudable.

Indian Missions abroad should attend to complaints ,free of cost, from cheated Indian brides living in foreign lands . Indian Embassies should take up their cases with local police and other law enforcement agencies .If unsrupulous husbands seize passports of their so called brides then the concerned Indian Embassy should immediately provide alternative papers.

The plight of many such cheated brides is so bad that they cannot even communicate in the language of their adoptive country . ( It has been found that many unsrupulous N.R.I.s delibrately pick up illiterate or non English speaking girls and seize their passports at the first available opportunity.)

There is a wide gap in girl - boy sex ratio in Punjab leading to a shortage of brides for resident Punjabis. N.R.I. marriages should be socially discouraged and if absolutely necessary then such marriages should be subjected to a compulsory process of N.R.I. verification and marriage registration both in india and with Indian Embassy abroad..


Deputy CM Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal , taking serous note of the Fraudulent NRI ( Non Resident Indians ) Marriages ( Multiple Marriages , Holiday / Pleasure Marriages , Sexual Slavery including Forced into Prostitution Abroad ,Desertion of so called Wives and Their Children ) has started a Helpline

The Telephone Number of this Helpline is :-

0181 - 2221645 

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