Friday , April 19 2024

Need for comprehensive law for NRIs marrying Indian citizens: Law

Concerned over the increasing frauds in marriages between non-resident Indians and Indian citizens, the Law Commission of India has recommended a comprehensive legislation to deal with the situation and mandatory registration of such marriages. Justice (Retd) Ruturaj Awasthi, Chairman of the Law Commission, has submitted a report titled 'Law on Marriage Matters Relating to Non-Resident Indians and Tourist Nationals of India' to the Law Commission, in which the recommendation has been made.

According to the report, the Commission is of the view that the proposed Central law should be comprehensive enough to cover all aspects related to marriage of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizens of Indian Origin (OCIs) to marriages with Indian citizens. . Former judge Awasthi, in a covering letter to Law Minister Arjunram Meghwal on Thursday, said the increasing fraudulent activity in marriages between NRIs and Indian citizens is worrying. Many reports reveal such activity in which marriage turns out to be a sham, leaving Indian spouses, especially women, in uncertain circumstances.

Marriage registration should be made mandatory

Awasthi said it has also been recommended that all marriages between NRIs or OCIs and Indian citizens should be compulsorily registered in India. He said a comprehensive central law should also include provisions for divorce, spousal maintenance, protection and maintenance of children, execution of summons, warrants or judicial documents to NRIs and OCIs.