Are you an Indian man and your marriage is on rocks?

If you are a man of East Indian origin living in USA married to someone from India, do learn about the potential hell-trip which might come your way:

  1. Did you know that if you and your wife got divorce in USA, it is not recognized in India in 99% of cases? If you remarry with US divorce, Indian authorities will treat it as bigamy which is punishable by 7yrs prison?
  2. Did you know that your wife while sitting in USA can file baseless criminal cases against and cause arrest of your parents, close relatives, distant relatives and friends in India as easily as ordering a pizza?
  3. Did you know that your wife can run with your kids to India and you can never ever get the kids back to USA?
  4. Did you know that your wife can file domestic violence case in India against you even if you never ever visited India with her?
  5. Did you know that even if you are married for a day to your Indian wife, Indian court system will order you to pay her maintenance for rest of your life?

Are you worried? You should be….

For NRI men marrying someone from India is like playing a Russian Roulette.

Even if troubles in your marriage are not blown in full-fledged fashion, you should inform yourself about crazy Indian laws, system and society; and how they can make life of you and your family hell.

For more information go through following websites/resources and you will find tons of help and information:

  1. http://www.498a.org
  2. http://www.saveindianfamily.in
  3. http://www.savefamily.in
  4. http://maritaljustice.co.uk/home.html
  5. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saveindianfamily/join
  6. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sif-usa
  7. SIF-ONE helpline in India (0-8882-498-498)
  8. “SIF APP” in Google Playstore

Whatever situation you may be in, do not feel helpless and without hope. Connect with other victims and let’s help each other by filling up the “contact us” form on this website.

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Please ask US Government to apply pressure on Indian government

Only way Indian government is listen with regards to reforming its crazy medieval laws related to marriage disputes and child custody is through external pressure.

Do sign this petition to help build pressure on Indian government:

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Lookout Circular during 498A

Whenever NRIs are entangled in the infamous Indian Matrimonial criminal juggernaut (IPC 498A), the worst fear that creeps in is issuance of Lookout Circular against the accused NRI and his family.

The modus operandi is most cases remains the same :-

1) Wife goes back to India and files a complaint of “Dowry harassment”, which gets converted to a FIR u/s 498A, 406, DP3/4, etc. Basically depends upon how highly imaginative the opp party lawyer happens to be.

2) Next, the police even without doing any cursory investigation, designates the NRI as an absconder and files for LOC (Lookout Circular) against the NRI (in my case the LOC was issued in 48 days from filing the complaint), without even giving him any notification about the pending case.

3) Now the wife and in-laws start the drama of calling the guy and asking him to come down to India for discussion.

4) NRI lands in India….and VOILA….his name pops up on Indian Airport Immigration Screen….

5) NRI is straightaway arrested and handed over to the Airport police. Then he is transferred to the local police custody who start licking their tongue once they know a hard-working, tax paying NRI has landed in their lap…..

6) What happens next…I hope you can imagine well….provided you are aware of the highly corrupt police system which will make every attempt to milk as much as possible from the NRI.

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Myths about LOC :-

1) LOC is applicable only for a year and post one year it needs to be renewed. FALSE > LOC once issued remains in the system of the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) forever till it is requested to be removed.

2) LOC can be evaded if I travel via Nepal. FALSE > LOC information is also shared with Nepal Immigration authority and Indian Border Security Force. Dont ever try that route.

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How to remove LOC :-

1) Immediately once you are aware of LOC, start writing complaints to National Human Rights Commission and your State Human Rights Commission > http://nhrc.nic.in/

2) Start writing and meet in person your local DCP and FRRO. > http://boi.gov.in/content/frro-contact-list

3) Request the IO (Investigative Officer) of the case to remove the LOC post the Charge-sheet has been filed, since your presence is no more required by police for any further investigation.

NOTE : IO plays a very important role, since any removal of LOC request has to be initiated ONLY by him which moves to DCP’s desk > FRRO’s desk > MHA > MEA

4) Post your chargesheet filing by IO, you may as well approach the court for removal of the LOC and hope the court obliges.

 

Feel free to send your queries to me in case of any clarification about LOOKOUT CIRCULARS, which regretfully are used against NRIs till date as a means of extortion in matrimonial disputes.