This brings the end of democracy in India.....

-09 Lok Sabha elections in the history will be known for intemperate rhetoric. It seems, this time of grave Loksrokar issues is lacking. Strke national leaders from the local Cutbaye call - names have come down to. Adwani, Modi, Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka Wakyuddh between the embroidery is still worth digest! But Nitis against Lalu and Rabri's rhetoric so far is on the lower level. Varun Gandhi was violent rhetoric from the start of the case is not even handed. Varun, after a series of statements to be run. Lalu to Varuna about Clwane road roller, then put a वहीँ Congress leaders on the minority of putting up a hand cut was announced. Statements that the market is hot like a cold - war situation is realized. Whether as an example, the Griane of the shoes in this environment has Brpa commotion. Arundhati began Chidambaram Jutiane business through Ddn wrestler is like Bahublion to be reached. This much is clear now that useless crap they do not want to hear. The concept of the common people "of no less a leader, are all corrupt," the leaders have all the truth. For all the people here really do not have any place left. This is a terrible picture of democracy in the political situation in a few years ago to remember is comfort. Yesterday an elderly neighbor, we were saying - "-" decent and civilized era of Indian politics for the Sun, Mr Atal Behari Wajpei and Shri Somnath Chatterjee with the decision of retirement was set. Currently living in these two political heavyweights Maharathion of a stressed and can not. What speech and the rule! The dignity of his office and rose to his responsibility. In the history of Indian democracy and Somu Atalji grandfather's name but not Srwsresht the Prime Minister and MPs in the Lok Sabha Speaker, as always will be remembered. "Today's leaders of these statements, Arbo election in a matter of money to spend on the elderly rising force on the forehead. And then he remembers his time on how the 100-200 victory in the Lok Sabha elections were. where a matter of development in the country is, technically rich, raised an army of young people are is, more than read - write the number of mature Mtdatao there is going to increase the current state of politics in a democracy is the most risk. people become disillusioned with democracy, not a big deal! (Continue ............................)


The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has introduced a scheme to provide legal/financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian spouses. The assistance will be provided to Indian women who are victims of fraudulent marriages and deserted by their overseas Indian husbands or are facing divorce proceedings in a foreign country. The scheme has been launched in USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Gulf where several such cases are being reported.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Smt. Renuka Chowdhury in a reply to a question by Smt. Mohsina Kidwai in Rajya Sabha today. She further stated that a Ministerial Sub-Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and having representatives from various central Ministries including the Ministry of Women and Child Development and State Governments was constituted to study the problems faced by Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian spouses and give recommendations. The important recommendations of the sub-committee are as under:-

„« All marriages solemnized in India should be compulsorily registered.

„« Litigations related to NRI marriages should be taken up in fast track Courts.

„« Whenever there is an ongoing litigation in a foreign court, the Indian bride¡¦s case should not go un-represented.

„« A vigorous information campaign may be launched to educate prospective brides and their families to take possible precautions before entering into marriage alliance with overseas Indians.

„« States/Union Territories should pass on information regarding Court Orders against NRIs to Emigration Authorities to prevent such people from leaving India against these orders.

„« Bilateral agreements may be signed with foreign countries to protect the victims of NRI marriages.

The Indian government scheme for giving legal or financial assistance to women deserted by their overseas Indian spouses is available for Indian citizens whose marriage was solemnised in India. It would be available in instances where the spouse has filed for divorce within five years of marriage or obtained an ex-parte divorce within 10 years of the marriage. The assistance is meant to meet the initial cost and incidental charges for documentation and filing of the case and is to be paid to NGOs or other associations empanelled on a list maintained by the government or the embassy. The government would provide a sum up to $1,000 which can be made available for deserted women living in India or abroad through credible women’s organisations and NGOs, which could provide the legal assistance.

Women’s associations and NGOs have been taking up the cases of women deserted or maltreated by their husbands while living abroad. But the case of a woman who is in India while proceedings for a divorce and child custody case are being held in a court in another country is even more distressing since there is no remedy available in Indian courts and the woman is not in a position to file a case in some other country.

She is also not in a position to get information about her husband if he moves to a new city or shifts to a new home. The legal aid agency SevA was set up by Peshawaria to provide free legal services for those in need, on matters pertaining to immigration issue and Indian matrimonial law.

Lack of information and plain ignorance of the simple steps taken to regularise their residency status in the US have often led to situations where immigrants find themselves on the wrong side of the immigration laws. As Peshawaria explained, a large number of people are not aware of their rights as immigrants in the US. Anuradha relied on her husband to handle all the documentation and later found herself in a situation where her son was taken away from her. She can now hope to see her son and expect some respite from the court in America.

(Shubha Singh is a writer on the Indian diaspora and international affairs. She can be reached at shubyat@gmail