Chhattisgarh cautions families looking for NRI grooms

October 6th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Oct 6 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has cautioned families opting to marry their girls with Non-Resident Indian grooms and asked them to collect details about family background and other vital aspects before tying the knot.In a circular issued to district collectors by the Directorate of Women and Child Development, the government said: “Keeping in view the growing cases of marriages by NRI persons through cheating with Indian girls, people are advised to be extremely cautious while entering into wedlock”.

The circular issued late last week has directed collectors of all the 18 districts to “brief people about legal aspects regarding marriages with NRI persons and also ensure its publicity through women awareness camps, women self-help groups and non-government organisations (NGOs) so that people can’t fall prey to NRI marriages”.

Officials said the government issued the circular after rising cases of divorce and other problems faced by brides and their family members were reported across the country.

The circular added that “since the grooms are based outside the country the NRI marriages victim families normally fail to get justice”.

Officials claimed that besides collectors, several district level officials have also been asked to rush immediate counselling to families keen for NRI grooms so that they move further only after collecting all the required details and family background.

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