agency in Kolkata has moved court to stop non-resident grooms
from divorcing their Indian wives in foreign countries.
The marriage bureau says they were forced to approach court
after noticing the disturbing trend of divorce decrees received
by NRI grooms in foreign courts.
to court because this trend needs to be stopped. It is hardly
possible for an average Indian wife to fight her divorce case
in foreign courts,” said Anindya Sanyal of Relations, a successful
100 women in West Bengal have filed cases demanding restoration
of their marriage that has been annulled by divorce decrees
their husbands received abroad.
average, 225 women get married to NRI grooms in the metropolitan
cities every year and around 25 women are “deserted".
filed by Relations in Calcutta high court late in June, says
most of the divorce cases filed by NRI grooms are settled
in their favour because their Indian wives don’t have the
money to go abroad to contest the cases.
also said the hapless wives move courts in India, which send
summons to their husbands abroad, while the latter simply
demanded that the high court intervene to get the relevant
Indian marriage laws says a wedding registered in the country
can be annulled in a foreign court.
Chhaya in Kolkata [ Rediff]