Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs10-December, 2014 15:33 IST
Fraudulent Marriages by NRIs

 

 

The Minister of State in the ministries of Overseas Indian Affairs & External Affairs General (Retd.) V. K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha today, the details of the complaints/ cases received in Indian Missions about fraudulent NRI marriages during each of last three years and the current year, which are as follows:

S.No.

Name of Country

No of Complaints/Cases

 

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Current year

Total

1.       

New Zealand

2

0

5

0

7

2.       

Germany

0

0

1

0

1

3.       

Philippines

0

0

0

1

1

4.       

United States of America(USA)

26

49

39

25

139

5.       

Canada

3

4

4

11

22

6.       

Australia

0

0

0

1

1

7.       

United Kingdom(UK )

0

3

2

8

13

8.       

Singapore

2

1

1

0

4

 

Total

33

57

52

46

188

 

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh said, action is taken by the Indian Mission by providing assistance in the form of financial help for legal procedures, counseling and taking necessary action as per the need and requirement of the case.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs implements the scheme for giving legal/ financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian/ foreigner husbands through the empanelled NGOs and legal organizations. Such assistance under the MOIA’s Scheme is provided through Missions/ Posts in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf countries. The amount of assistance provided per case under the Scheme to deserted Indian women is up to USD 3,000 in developed countries and USD 2,000 in developing countries.

YSK/ Uma


(Release ID :112983)