The Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced that the government has cancelled passports of 45 NRIs (non-resident Indians) for abandoning their wives, reports NDTV.
The government has also made an Integrated Nodal Agency that has issued ‘look-out’ circulars to NRI men who are absconding after marriage.
Maneka Gandhi further said that the government also introduced a bill regarding the same in the Parliament but she is dissapointed that it got stalled in the Upper House.
The said bill was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, External Affairs Ministry, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Law and Justice.
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