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Indian govt launches awareness programmes on NRI marriages in Punjab

Marriages between an Indian woman from India and an Indian man residing in another country (thus NRI) either as Indian citizen, or as citizen of that other country is refered to as an NRI marriage. It is considered one of the most lucrative forms of marriage proposals in India.

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The Government of India's National Commission for Women (NCW) announced a series of ‘Awareness Programmes on NRI Marriages: Do’s and Don’ts, A Way Forward’ in different districts of Punjab, given the rising cases of fraudulent NRI (Non-resident Indian) marriages being reported from the State.

NRI marriage cases involve incidents of women being abandoned even before being taken by her husband to the foreign country of his residence, women being abandoned without citizenship in a foreign country, women being held at ransom for a bigger dowry, women facing legal hurdles as such marriages are not governed by Indian law, and many other instances.

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