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Sikh NRI woman posts abuse video before dying by suicide, sparks outrage

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Aditi Tandon

New Delhi, August 6

A younger NRI woman’s dying by suicide, and a viral video detailing her home abuse, sparked outrage throughout social media platforms on Saturday with a number of Indian group teams in New York coming collectively to hunt justice for Mandeep Kaur.

The video posted on-line by The Kaur Movement, a web-based portal working to lift consciousness concerning violence in opposition to South Asian ladies, has introduced the problem of abuse of NRI ladies again into focus.

The MEA together with Indian Missions and Posts overseas acquired 3,955 complaints between 2017 and 2019 associated to matrimonial disputes from married ladies of Indian citizenship. The complaints acquired have been 1498 in 2017; 1299 in 2018 and 1158 in 2019.

In the video, Kaur, who hailed from UP’s Bijnor, is seen being assaulted by her husband, along with her two daughters, aged 4 and 6 years, whimpering within the backdrop.

“I endured my husband’s abuse for eight years hoping he would change one day but no,” a tearful and despairing Kaur says within the video she recorded before her dying by suicide on August 3.

Mandeep Kaur names her husband and in-laws within the video assertion saying, “God will watch everyone’s actions. I am saying nothing.”

She additionally alleged that her husband as soon as kidnapped and confined her to a truck for six days, assaulting her every day.

“After my father lodged a police complaint, he pleaded for forgiveness and I forgave him. But he was back to his ways. They forced me to die,” says Kaur, crying all through the recording that has been extensively shared.

The New York Police Department is learnt to be probing the case whereas Kaur’s mother and father, primarily based in Bijnor, have sought the Ministry of External Affairs’ assist to get their daughter’s physique again to India.

New York-based social activist Japneet Singh right this moment shared on Instagram movies of protests below the banner “Justice for Mandeep Kaur” the native Punjabi group held in solidarity with the sufferer.

The appeals for justice reveal that the challenges of NRI ladies have hardly abated.




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