Friday, August 16, 2013

Bride Trafficking in India

PBS correspondent, Fred De Sam Lazaro, suggests that a shortage of brides in India is fueling trafficking in young girls.  Wealthy men from northern farm states look to girls in the impoverished east and sometimes pay parents for their daughters. According to Kailash Satyarti, an anti-trafficking activist, "marriage is but one fate tens of thousands of young women face every year across India."  He says that India women are stolen, sold and resold.

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