'My husband left when I was pregnant'
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'My husband left when I was pregnant'

Arranged marriages are common in India but what happens when husbands abandon their wives and leave the country?

Amanjot Kaur-Ramoowalia, the head of a charity which helps women in this situation, says there have been up to 25,000 cases across India.

The grooms come from all over the world, but a third are believed to be British.

Kamaljit Kaur married a man from Italy three years ago - but he left after complaining about the size of the dowry he received.

You can watch the whole programme on Outcast Wives: An Inside Out Special on BBC One London, Monday 27 February at 19:30 GMT

  • 27 Feb 2017
  • From the section India
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