Need to extend legal help and support to NRI's brides: Peshawari

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Chandigarh, Jan 12 (UNI) There is a steep rise in domestic violence and harrassment against Indian brides especially from Punjab region who are married to NRIs by their parents who fall for the dollar bait, said US based immigrant lawyer and social activist Anu Peshawari.

While releasing her book 'Immigrant's Dream' Ms Peshawari, who is younger sister of Ms Kiran Bedi, said there was an urgent need to extend legal help and support to the tortured NRI's brides.

"Through my book I have addressed these problems through real life stories of women who have braved humiliation and fought for what is rightfully theirs, " said Ms Peshwaria who is founder of India Vision Foundation and USA Seva legal Aid Foundation.

"The real life horror stories of these tortured women in the book can serve as warnings. Through real stories, this book takes a step forward in creating awareness about the dos and don'ts of NRI marriages." She said that her organistion, Seva Legal Aid provide free legal advice to the Indian community in the US on issues concerning Indian Law, Indian, matrimonial issues and immigration problems.

"My endeavor has been to provide professional advice and guidance to both enlighten and empower these women to take control of their situation and find ways to deal with their immigration and adjustment problems," she said.

Ms Peshawari, who was also an international level tennis player, on being asked about her sister's decision of taking VRS from the Police Services, said, "Now she will have enough time and freedom to serve the society, both of us are planning to do lot of things together for society." UNI PS JS2025

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