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Buying A Bride

An eerie silence engulfs whenever one initiates a conversation on the life of this victims of bride trafficking in Morkhi town, around 225-km from Chandigarh, in Haryana. The villagers are unwelcoming if the discussions are around the women brought here from other states across meandering narrow lanes strewn with cattle dung and open drain gullies. This describes much concerning the rot that exists.

Ladies ‘bought and brought’ as ‘purchased brides’ from states around the world are now living in an appalling condition, putting up with exploitation, both real and psychological, and doubling up as maids. They’ve been described as a paro (outside woman) or molki, derogatory terms in neighborhood language, in ratings of Haryana villages. Continue reading