Centre preparing Bill to attach properties of NRI husbands in domestic violence cases

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Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala
| Mumbai |
Published: August 13, 2018 2:46:27 am


In the recent past, the Maharashtra State Commission of Women has been increasingly seeking help from the MEA to issue lookout notices for NRI husbands. (Representational Image)

With a rise in cases of domestic violence and abandonment against women who had married non-resident Indians (NRI), the Centre is working on a bill that will allow the government to attach properties of NRI husbands and their families if they do not respond to court summons.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), along with women and child development, home and law ministries are involved in the exercise. Officials said the court summons would be published on the MEA portal and deemed served to such NRI husbands and their families.

In the recent past, the Maharashtra State Commission…

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