By February 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM
Women who marry Non-Resident Indians would be
issued a second passport to protect them from abusive husbands, under a new
proposal by India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development.
The second passport would be deposited with the
Indian consulate and serve as “proof” of marriage. “Often women are dumped by
their NRI husbands with their passports being taken away by them. They cannot
even come back and the Indian missions abroad also cannot provide much help.
Keeping this in view, we are proposing that women who marry NRIs should have
two passports, so they can come back if they want to,” Minister Krishna Tirath
told The Indian Express.