Distinguished lawyer Anil Malhotra has
produced ‘India NRIs and the Law’, a comprehensive review of legal issues
affecting the Indian Diaspora.
The book is the first study of its kind to
offer such guidance to NRIs and is published by Universal Law Publishing of
It is a compilation of
articles written by Mr Malhotra, a Chandigarh-based advocate on problems and
issues which pertain to non-resident Indians and all those persons who may be
closely or remotely related to them.
The problems include
subjects like marriage, divorce, domestic violence, spousal maintenance,
adoption, succession, inheritance, probate and surrogacy.
Mr. Malhotra said the
lure of settling in foreign jurisdictions attracts a sizeable Indian population
but the problems created by such migration largely remain unresolved.
For example, an NRI
abandoning the bride in a foreign country or the girl coming back to India with
the child is a common problem.
No special Indian
legislation exists to combat such remedies, he added, adding that a codified
law on the subject is an absolute necessity. “Till then registration of
marriages must be made compulsory. This will in turn ensure compliance of
conditions of a valid marriage, provide proof of marriage and act as a
deterrent for bigamous practices,” he said.
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