An eerie silence engulfs whenever one initiates a conversation in the lifetime regarding the victims of bride trafficking in Morkhi village, 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 in regards to the rot that exists.
Females ‘bought and brought’ as ‘purchased brides’ from states around the world reside in a condition that is appalling enduring exploitation, both real and psychological, and doubling up as maids. They’ve been known as a paro woman that is(outside or molki, derogatory terms in regional language, in ratings of Haryana villages.
These females hate being called paros. Nevertheless the name-tag appears inseparable and reflects their doleful predicament. ‘Import of brides’ is rampant in Haryana, which will be infamous for bride trafficking. Worst nevertheless, it really is fast becoming a recognized norm that is social rural areas. An ear into the ground reveals the unsightly part. “You can buy a bride for only Rs 7,000, and a buffalo for Rs 70,000,” they crudely state.
In many instances, ‘purchased brides’ become victims of unverified, unregistered marriages. They ‘live a life regarding the fringes,’ with no appropriate credibility of wedding, which tosses enormous appropriate complexities to cope with. Continue reading “Buying A Bride”