3,768 complaints from Indian women abroad against NRI husbands during 2014-17

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New Delhi: The Indians missions and posts abroad received 3,768 petitions from distressed Indian women on complaints related to dowry and ill-treatment by NRI husbands during 2014-17, the government on March 14 informed the Lok Sabha.
In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, V.K. Singh, minister of state in the external affairs ministry, said in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Indian missions abroad received 276, 796 and 1,510 dowry-related and ill-treatment complaints respectively.
“The ministry including the Indian Missions/ posts have assisted the Indian women distressed by NRI spouses by way of providing them counseling, guidance and information about procedures, mechanisms for serving judicial summons on the overseas Indian husband,” Singh said.

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