A prominent social worker and lawyer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Daljit Kaur has been conferred ‘Confluence Excellence Award’ at the House of Commons in UK during a special ceremony held at London.The award was presented to Daljit Kaur for her distinguished services rendered for spreading awareness on the issue of fugitive Non Resident Indians (NRIs) who run away after marrying to innocent Indian girls. The award was bestowed to her by Lord Raj Lomba in the presence of British deputy high commissioner Geoff Wayne, Baroness Sandeep Verma and Navneet Dholakiya, eminent Indian writer Farooq Dhondi and other dignitaries.Giving details Daljit Kaur said she had written a memorandum in 2002 to the then Punjab chief minister, Capt Amarinder Singh to take steps regarding harassment of married women by foreign bridegrooms and this maiden initiative was commended in every sphere. Thereafter, she raised this issue with concerned state governments, centre, opposition parties, MPs, high commissioners, ambassadors, media and in the courts at national and international level. In addition, she has been very successful in providing justice to the innocent women duped by NRIs in thousands cases so far.
During her visit to UK he has raised the issue with Indian high commission, Deputy high commissioner, secretary of state for justice and Lord Chancellor besides MPs of conservative and labour party.Divulging more, social activist Daljit has been working with national commission for women, New Delhi besides other commissions, universities and colleges for creating awareness on the issue and active in more than 20 countries under her organization 'Blooming Similes Foundation' (BSSF).Stressing to take effective action against such fugitives, she pointed out that if central and state governments failed to take the matter seriously, greedy ‘holiday makers’ would continue to run away after solemnizing marriages with Indian girls and take one-sided divorces from courts of other countries thereby shunning the girls and their families in distress. Besides this, parents of affected girls would continue to be the victims of economic and social loot.Revealing details regarding the efforts made by her since 17 years she stated that Blooming Similes Foundation and her law firm ‘International Legal Junction’ running a special counselling program 'Pre-wedding and Post-Wedding' consultations which is very successful and had provided justice to scores of grief-stricken families.Daljit Kaur asserted that there is dire need to impart education on strengthening the sacred bond of marriage and to inculcate ethic values in the younger generation so as to live in harmony. She said her organization BSSF is doing selfless work in this direction and even helped a girl to get property rights in UK while she was in residing in India.