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financial assistance to Indian women deserted by their overseas Indian/ foreigner husbands through NGOs impanelled and legal organizations with Embassy / Consulate.

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Such assistance under MOIA’s

scheme is provided through Embassy / Consulate in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, and United Arab Emirates.

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The amount of assistance provided

per case under the scheme to deserted Indian women is up to USD 3,000 in developed countries and USD 2,000 in developing countries.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence and Are Considered Illegal? What Acts Constitute Mental/Emotional Abuse, Verbal/ Social Abuse, and Economic Abuse? The following acts on the part of the husband constitute domestic violence and are illegal in most countries and against which the local police of every country can be approached for protection and help:

Physical abuse Mental and emotional abuse Verbal and social abuse Sexual abuse Economic abuse

How Are the Counseling and Legal Services Provided to Indian Woman Deserted by Their NRI Spouses? The counseling and legal services are provided through credible Indian Women’s Organizations/Indian Community Associations and NGOs identified for providing such services and impanelled with the Indian Missions in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore & Gulf countries.

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