It is a very common event that when NRI men are married to Indian women by traditional marriages in India, other issues crop up.
Very often, Indian males in US/Europe and other sexually liberated countries are involved in live-in relationships with Western women,or in gay relationships with males (without the knowledge of their parents, as well). This deception and witholding of important marital/sexual history leads to a vicious cycle of deceipt and deception which is being fought in foreign and Indian territory.
Awareness and a proper inquiry about the NRI’s background is important.
Campaign to educate women on NRI marriages
9 Jan 2009
AHMEDABAD: With a view to educate women on pre and post matrimonial legal rights prior to getting married to overseas Indians, the Gujarat government has begun an awareness campaign on NRI weddings to help them deal with marital cheating cases.
“An effort is being made to create awareness among women getting married to people overseas about their social and legal rights, before soliciting marriage,” Chairman Non-Resident Gujarati (NRG) Foundation B B Swain said.
“We have got booklets printed in Gujarati language similar to model guidance books on women rights released by the Ministry of Indian Overseas Affair. It is being distributed across the state,” he added.
The booklet in Gujarati is a compilation of legal rights comprising Supreme Court judgements on wide range of matrimonial issues, besides rights of women on ex-party divorces, right against dowry, rights to seek restitution of conjugal rights and other NRI marriage related issues.
“Department of Non-Resident Gujarati foundation has got over 5,000 booklets published, meant to be distributed amongst women through the network of gram panchayats in 26 districts of the state,” state officials said.
The campaign assumes significance as the cases of women being duped by NRI grooms has risen in the state, officials said adding that Gujarati diasporas is spread world over and many marriages are recorded every year between local girls and NRI grooms.