Delhi Commission for Women issues notice to 3 matrimonial sites

- August 2, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

After taking note of incidents of women being duped by persons posing as suitors on matrimonial websites, the Delhi Commission for Women has issued notices to three such sites

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The commission seeks their response by 12 August.

A case was reported from the national capital wherein a man was arrested for allegedly duping over 100 women across the country by making fake profiles on matrimonial sites, proposing marriage and then extorting money from them.

Earlier, another case was reported in Odisha wherein a man had married 27 women over the past few years in a similar manner.

A statement published by DCW read, “In this regard, the Commission has instituted an enquiry. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal has issued notices to matrimonial sites like, and and has sought information from them.”

The panel has asked these matrimonial sites to summon details of various measures undertaken by them to protect their female users and prevent the creation of fake profiles.

The Commission has sought to know whether aadhaar card/other photo identification document is needed for creating profiles on these portals. Further, the Commission has sought details of complaints received by the portal regarding fake profiles, concealment of information, sexual harassment, blackmailing, extortion, among other cases along with the steps taken to deal with such complaints.

DCW has also asked for the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for blacklisting profiles along with the number of profiles blacklisted by the sites since 2018.

“Further, the Commission has asked the portals to inform the steps taken to safeguard the identity of women from those with whom they do not want to share her details”, DCW said.

The commission has also quoted instances of certain dating sites where only the women have the authority to initiate a conversation and has asked the matrimonial portals if they follow similar protocols to protect female users from unsolicited attention.

(With inputs from PTI)


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