NEW DELHI, May 04, 2007
To take action against non-resident Indians (NRIs) in case of
fraudulent marriages, the six-member sub-committee was taken at
a meeting between the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar
Ravi, and Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Renuka
Nirmal Singh, the secretary of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs,
would comprise and will include members from:
Chowdhury said: "We have discussed the matters at length
and stringent action would be taken to check problems."
She said, if necessary, amendments would be made in the emigration
laws apart from going in for inter-country agreements to deal
with the problems.
'NRI marriages are becoming a phenomenon. In most cases the
girl and her family, despite being well educated, fall into the
trap of men who make big promises but in the end leave the girl
in a lurch. We will do our best to stop this trend,' said Chowdhury.
Ravi said that this committee would study all the legal aspects
involved in the issues and would suggest the easiest methods to
check the problems.
Ravi said India does not have adequate laws to deal with the
cases when culprits take the protection under foreign laws
This is challenge to Indian Govt. if the man is not an Indian
citizen because most countries are unwilling to take action against
their own citizens.
Punjab and Andhra Pradesh are the two states reporting the most
number of cases of girls being cheated by NRIs.
Most of the women from Andhra Pradesh are working as domestic
servants in the Gulf region.
The ministers also said that laws, if needed, would be amended
so that maidservants and innocent girls are protected