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New Rule to NRIs, Must Register Marriage Within 48 Hours

Indian Government taken steps to control NRIs, Who abonding their wives in India. The Ministry of Women and Child Devlopement said that, all NRI marriages solemnised in India would have to be registered within 48 hours.

“NRI marriages have to be registered within 48 hours, else the passport and visas would not be issued,” Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said on Wednesday.

The ministry had earlier constituted an Integrated Nodal Agency (INA) with representatives from the ministries of External Affairs, Home Affairs and Law and Justice to look into matrimonial disputes involving Non-resident Indians (NRI).

This Development comes amid an increased instance of look-out notice being issued against NRIs abandoning their wives in India.

Maneka said that a change in the statute by the Law Ministry allowing authorities to hold the properties of NRI offenders in escrow in case they abscond abandoning their spouse is awaited before the databases can be finalised.

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