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| Indian Women Need Not Change Their Names In Passport After Marriage |
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi have announced that Indian women need not change their names in
passports after their marriage.
Modi made the statement while speaking at the commemoration
of the golden jubilee of Indian merchant chamber's ladies wing.
Towards the end of 2016, the government had also made access
for passports friendlier for divorced or separated women when the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
stopped the practice of asking for the name of the spouse.
The step was among a number of measures announced by the
government to modrnise the passport-seeking process.