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Law panel proposes strict rules for NRIs marrying Indian citizens

According to the Law Commission, all marriages between NRIs/OCIs and Indian citizens should be compulsorily registered in India to curb practices like false assurances, misrepresentation and abandonment

Such a legislation, the panel said, should be made applicable not only to the NRIs but also to those individuals who come within the definition of ‘Overseas Citizens of India’ (OCIs) as laid down in the Citizenship Act, 1955. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:12 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Law panel recommends compulsory registration of NRI, OCI marriages in India

The commission said, “the rising occurrence of fraudulent marriages involving Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) marrying Indian partners is a worrisome trend”.

In November, the ministry of external affairs requested the Law Commission to review and enhance regulations for marriages involving NRIs and Indian citizens, addressing issues like partner abandonment, particularly of brides. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 04:35 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

Need tougher punishment under Epidemic Act: Law Commission

The commission said that the provisions of the main law are “not stringent enough to act as an effective deterrent”

The colonial-era law concerns infectious disease outbreaks but is seen by experts as having been outdated. In the days after the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:52 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Law panel recommends to retain criminal defamation as offence

In its 285th report submitted to the Union law ministry on January 31, the Commission underlined that the right to reputation is a facet of Article 21

The report has come close on the heels of the Parliament approving the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, which aims to replace the existing Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) and was passed in the recently concluded winter session (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 05:12 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

Criminal defamation, vandalism of public property: What Law Commission recomme

Right to reputation flows from Article 21 of the Constitution, the Law Commission said.

Law Commission has recommended that criminal defamation should be retained within the scheme of criminal laws in India.
Published on Feb 02, 2024 06:08 PM IST
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