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Wives deserted by NRIs narrate tale of woes

A delegation of Union Government met 20 ladies in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab who were allegedly exploited by their NRI husbands.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Hoshiarpur
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2005 08:40 PM IST

The Union Government along with district police authorities met 20 ladies in Hoshiarpur who were allegedly exploited by their NRI husbands.

They are there to know the sorrowful plight of young wives of Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who are living under miserable conditions with their parents or close relatives after desertion by their husbands and to find out ways and means for their rehabilitation.

The delegation included MK Jabbi, Council for Social Development, New Delhi and Belu Mehshwari from History Department of Punjab University Chandigarh.

Out of 40 deserted wives of NRIs who were invited by the women cell of Community Policing Resource Centre Hoshiarpur on Sunday only 20 turned up.

The members listened to their sorrowful plight and their present miserable living conditions. Majority of them were still hopeful for re-union with their husbands who have completely ignored them.

Balwinder Kaur, who has a 5-year-old daughter Rakinder Kaur narrated her plight in a choked voice and tearful eyes. She got married to Roop Lal, an NRI working in Belgium on December 3,1997 through her aunt.

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