Bridal Slaves

In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery – bridal slavery – has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse them.

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  • Dave68

    Please stop breeding.

  • bringmeredwine

    It’s a very sad state of affairs, that a female child is seen as just a liability, rather than a gift.
    Unless the misery of grinding poverty ends, and people are given the opportunity to earn a decent living, this practice of female trafficking will never end.
    God only knows what happens to the female children born in captivity.
    And yes, birth control would help. But it must be affordable or free.
    It would appear that the government and the police have turned a blind eye to the fate of these female, and their children..
    I would like to have heard from Indian officials on this matter.

  • Nidhish Mehra

    bringmeredwine. Please to be understanding the cultural and economic things of India. For the poverty family girl baby is the cursed thing. She is not the hard working one. Not the clever one for making the new idea and entrepreneur business. Only eating she can be doing, isn’t it? Mine family is also the poor family. Mother, Father, Elder Sister and I (Nidhish). For to allow my university enrolling it is the NECESSARY thing to marry Elder Sister to her paying husband. He is not the great and kind man but also he is not doing the beating times every days and all times. Mine Elder Sister has understand the important for Indian man to be the university student. When mine child is the older times (university time finished) I can also pay Elder Sister husband for the return. This is the India life. Always it must be the great thing to sacrifice the own things if the benefit of family is upside.

  • saph

    Nidhish – you are a blind, moronic idiot. You belong in the same category as white supremacists, nazis, and every other fool who hides behind culture, religion and fanatical views in order to explain why any sort of gross violence against humans is justified. I sincerely hope, with all my heart, with those sort of views, that you never have a wife, and you never father a daughter.

    On a few sidenotes.. one, your English is shocking. And two, if your parents sold your sister to a man that does not beat her “every days”, in order to pay for your idiotic mind to venture through college … it was a poor investment, my friend. A damn poor investment.