Double check antecedents of NRI grooms: CJI

To curb the increasing number of cases where wives are being deserted by NRI grooms in Punjab, Chief Justice of India, Altmas Kabir, while stressing upon the need to change people's mindset, called upon families to double check the antecedents of NRI grooms.

"We make a lot of inquiries when it comes local grooms, then why not in cases of NRI grooms? Such verification will curb this menace to a great extent," Kabir said on Sunday, while speaking in a seminar on 'NRI abandoned brides and illegal immigration' at Punjab University's regional centre campus in Hoshiarpur district.

He also called upon the sarpanches and panches to check the antecedents of NRI grooms.

He added: "People should not get impressed by rosy pictures shown by these NRI grooms on matrimonial advertisements. The parents of a girl must know what the groom has been doing and what is his background."

"Such ads are available on websites where NRI grooms even make huge demands. After getting married, they disappear. One should not get fascinated by these ads," he said.

While speaking about illegal immigration, Kabir said: "This is not only the case in Punjab but in south as well. In south, people are mad about going to gulf countries. Once there, they get trapped in the net of unscrupulous travel agents... I am not against a girl marrying an NRI and immigrating to any country, but it should not be done for greed."

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