(name changed) got married to an NRI in 2001 but only after
ten days of marriage her husband moved alone to Canada and ever
since refused to acknowledge her as his wife.
year later, when her husband Simon Robert (name changed) finally
agreed to sponsor her as his spouse for the visa and she travelled
to Canada, Amy, with excellent academic records, was shocked
to discover that he was not a computer engineer as he had
claimed but only a switchboard operator.
the 31-year-old woman, another victim of cheating in an NRI
marriage, got speedy justice in a Lok Adalat held here yesterday
when she obtained a divorce from Robert, who has also been
ordered by the court to pay her Rs 2.5 lakhs as compensation.
parties also agreed to withdraw any pending cases against
each other in India or abroad.
only ten days of our marriage, Simon moved to Canada. When
finally he agreed to sponsor me as his spouse for the Canadian
visa, he kept trying to delay the visa formalities,” said
Amy, who hails from Kerala.
this, she also told the Commission that before marriage, Simon’s
family had told them that he was a software engineer. But
when Amy reached Canada, she was shocked to see that he actually
worked as an ordinary switchboard operator,” said Reny Jacob,
Member, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
Amy has got admission as a research scholar in the Ontario-based
University of Waterloo and is pursuing a PhD in molecular
one of 65 cases taken up by the Lok Adalat organised by DCW
in collaboration with Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA).