New Delhi sources stated that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that her ministry is framing a new law to tackle the problem in NRI marriages and providing for deterrent measures like confiscating property of NRIs who have abandoned their wives. Meanwhile at a seminar on “NRI marriages and trafficking of women and children”, she said that a new bill is likely to be taken up in the next session of Parliament.
She added “We are also developing a separate website where summons and warrants against NRI men who have abandoned their wives and have illegally married abroad will be uploaded. Those responding to it will be declared a proclaimed offender and his properties would be seized”.
Furthermore Sushma Swaraj said that under the new
law the passport of the person will be canceled and the property will also be
confiscated. She said “And if he doesn’t return, his property could be sold to
give financial aid to his aggrieved wife. We will have to make some amendments
in the Code of Criminal Procedure. We are already in talks with Law and Home
ministry and all efforts are being made to ensure that a law is in place by the
end of this year”. Moreover she added “We are acting tough on such cases. For a
start, the passports of eight NRI men accused of abandoning their wives have
been canceled and the accused whose passports were revoked have surrendered”.
IFF kick-started in Chennai Accordingly the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival was kicked off in the city on Thursday with an inaugural function held at Kalaivanar Arangam. Reports added the festival will continue for a week until December 20. It is spearheaded by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), CIFF is an annual event that showcases some of the best National and International films and draws a huge crowd of cinephiles, both young and old from across the state.
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