Dowry Issues

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Overview

The proposed Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019, has been designed to act as a legal weapon for Indian women who were married to NRI husbands, but were subsequently deserted. The wives, so far, had no legal method in the Indian judicial system to book their absconding NRI husbands and bring them to justice.

The original text of the Dowry Prohibition Act was widely judged to be ineffective in curbing the practice of dowry. Moreover, specific forms of violence against women continued to be linked to a failure to meet dowry demands. As a result, the legislation underwent subsequent amendment. In 1984, for example, it was changed to specify that presents given to a bride or a groom at the time of a wedding are allowed. The law required, however, that a list be maintained describing each gift, its value, the identity of the person giving it, and the person’s relation to either party to the marriage. The act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code were further amended to protect female victims of dowry-related violence. Another layer of legal protection was provided in 2005 under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.:

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Documents Required

A list of minimum required documents is given below. Any other relevant document if needed by your lawyer will be told in due time.

• Address proof of you and your partner (photocopy of any of the following documents will suffice passport, voter id card, Aadhar card, driving license)

• Marriage certificate

• Photographs of the marriage ceremony

• Proof that there has been a claim of dowry.

• Proof of date of birth (photocopy of any of the following documents will suffice passport, voter id card, Aadhar card, driving license, class 10 passing certificate)

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

i. First and foremost, you must not come under pressure to accept the
demand for dowry or any other unreasonable demand made by or on
behalf of your NRI/ PIO husband to end your ill-treatment, abuse or
desertion.
ii. You can approach the nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate for
assistance/advice, to file a complaint with the local police about
harassment, abandonment, ill-treatment, etc.
iii. The Indian Embassy/Consulate can assist in providing contact details
of local NGOs, approach the local police, contact your family/friends,
etc. who could help you.
iv. The Indian Mission can be contacted for initial legal/financial
assistance to file a case against your husband in the foreign country.

Some of the states in the Indian Union have enacted legislations to make
marriage registration compulsory; These states are Andhra Pradesh, Delhi,
Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.
Registration of marriage is optional in other states.
After you marry the PIO/NRI, you must register the marriage at the office of
the Registrar in India before you/your husband leave the country. The marriage
certificate issued by the Registrars’ office and a copy of it should be kept with
you and your family in India.
Please keep adequate proof like marriage photographs, wedding invitation,
copy of the husbands’ passport driving license, any other ID proof issued by the
foreign country, visa address proof of both bride and groom etc.
Please remember the following points
 Marriage registration certificate should be carried at all times.
 Doing all the paperwork for issue of visa and other required formalities at
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your end- keep all the original papers with yourself.
 Affidavit from the spouse stating present marital status.
 Visit with a health/comprehensive insurance policy before arriving in the
foreign country.
 Keep your passport with you in the foreign country and at least one copy
of the passport.

 

i. Keep a list of contact details of neighbors, friends, relatives, your
husband’s employer in the foreign country, police, ambulance, and the
Indian Embassy or High Commission in the country where you are
living with your husband.
ii. Please keep photocopies of all important documents including your
passport, visa, bank and property documents, marriage certificate,
wedding photos and other essential papers and phone numbers with
parents or other trustworthy people in India or abroad.
iii. In case these documents are lost/forcibly taken away /destroyed by
your spouse or in-laws, the copies will be useful. If possible, keep a
scanned soft copy of these documents with you or/and any person
you trust.

 Yes. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs operates a scheme for
giving legal/financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their
overseas Indian/foreigner husbands through NGOs empanelled and legal
organisations with Embassy / Consulate.
 Such assistance under MOIA’s scheme is provided through Embassy /
Consulate in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia,
Singapore and the Gulf countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar,
KSA and UAE.
 The amount of assistance provided per case under the scheme to
deserted Indian women is upto USD 3,000 in developed countries and
USD 2,000 in developing countries. Please contact the Welfare Officer or
the Indian Community Officer of the concerned Indian Embassy/
Consulate for further details.

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