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Indian Got. publish a guidance booklet on marriages to NRIs
& for parent of brides


New Delhi, Feb. 22, 2006
Rajya Sabha

The Government is taking measures to educate parents as well as prospective brides and to create awareness on the issue of protecting the interests of wives who have been deserted or being humiliated by their NRI husbands. The measures include publishing a guidance booklet on marriages to overseas Indians. The other measures under consideration are establishing overseas Indian centres in select locations with high overseas Indian population, setting up a gender advisory group to advise on gender issues related to the diaspora and support helplines to assist those in need.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs had invited suggestions from the states in which this problem is acute for improving the guidance booklet. A national consultation was also held on 18th February, 2006 to which states in which the problem is acute were invited and their views on the issues were noted, he added.

This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri Vayalar Ravi in the Rajya Sabha today in reply to a question by Shri Ravula Chandra Sekar Reddy.


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