Spurt in cases of marriage fraud behind govt’s push for NRI bill
- Sushma Swaraj tabled the Registration of Marriage Bill, 2019, in RS to ensure legal recourse for the victims
- Bill proposes to offer greater protection to Indian women married to NRIs and serve as a deterrent to NRIs against harassment of spouses
A quick word search in the Bharatiya Janata Party manifesto released on Monday shows the word “women" is mentioned at least 43 times in the document. There are many promises to empower women but strangely, the manifesto doesn’t seem to make any reference to a bill introduced in Parliament in February that makes it mandatory to register marriages between a non-resident Indian (NRI) and an Indian citizen.
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