Government introduces a new bill to stop NRI husbands from abandoning their wives
The bill ensures strict punishment for offenders.
The government of India has introduced a bill to take action against Non-Resident Indian (NRI) husbands who desert and harass their wives. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "We have already launched an institutional mechanism, where you must have seen that 25 passports of such NRI husbands have been revoked. We are also bringing a bill in this session where some more measures are being taken against those husbands”. Ministry of External Affairs in a press release stated, “The introduction of the Bill was necessitated by the Ministry of External Affairs due to numerous complaints received from Indian nationals, mostly women deserted or harassed by their Non-Resident Indian spouses.” The Bill is also supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Law.