From now, the registration of NRI marriages would become mandatory in India as a parliamentary committee has asked the government of India to take necessary steps for that.
The committee further asked the government to take more additional steps such as amendment in the Emigration Act to ensure protection of interests of the Indian workers abroad. To make them free from any kind of exploitation, the amendment in the act is necessary.
The committee has stressed on the need to accelerate the process of bilateral agreements with Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Malaysia. In those countries lakhs of Indians work and reportedly face exploitation and harassment on many occasions.
By making registration of marriages and amendment of the Indian Marriages Act compulsory, the incidents of failed and fraudulent marriages of Indian women with NRIs would be possibly restricted.
The problem of fraudulent marriages is growing up at alarming rate in India. There was a need of an effective mechanism to curb the menace for some times.
Now, according to new proposed action plan by the Committee, the prospective bridegroom should be made to give an affidavit to the effect that he is not married and that affidavit must be notarized by the respective consulate or embassy.