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48-Hour Decree Brought After 3500 Women Deserted By NRI Husbands In Two Years

The worrying numbers coming from various Indian missions led the ministry to bring in a stringent law that would protect the rights of Indian women abroad.

Around 3,500 cases of distressed women being deserted by their NRI (Non-Resident Indian) husbands were received by various Indian missions abroad between 2015 and 2017. It was this that led to the promulgation of a law recently by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), according to which all NRI marriages solemnised in India have to be registered in India within 48 hours.

Read it at Guardian

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