US divorce decree was not accepted at NYC consulate for removal of ex-spouse from passport


I got married in India. I had mutual consent divorce in US as we both were living in US. My spouse and I got remarried to new partners respectively. But my passport has my ex-spouse’s name. When I tried to remove her name during my passport renewal application, it was denied based on US divorce decree. I was told by NYC consulate that divorce decree must be from India.

I don’t think we are in a position to apply for re-divorce in India at this stage. What are my options in this case? I thought US divorce decree is valid in India if it is mutual consent divorce.

Anyone had such experience or any suggestion?