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Women commissions urge Centre to frame law on fraud marriages

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Women commissions from eight states today asked the Centre to frame a new legislation to save women from sham marriages solemnised by NRI fraudsters.

A decision to this effect by the commissions of eight states has been taken in a national seminar organised jointly by Women Commission and National Women Commission here.


These women commission in unison expressed the need of a new legislation in order to save the daughters from the clutches of NRI grooms and to get them rid of the mental trauma of these sham marriages.

Women commissions of Telangana, Odisha, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, and participated in the seminar and urged the to bring-in the new legislation.

Addressing the seminar, (NCW) member Rekha Sharma said stressed on the need to enable women to be self-sufficient and self-reliant in all aspects especially economically, so that they may not be fall in in the hands of deceitful NRI grooms.

She said that the present legislation is too mild, which provides an easy escape route to the fraudulent NRIs from the clutches of the

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 22:02 IST
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