An eerie silence engulfs whenever one initiates a conversation regarding the life regarding the victims of bride trafficking in Morkhi town, around 225-km from Chandigarh, in Haryana. Across meandering slim lanes strewn with cattle dung and open drain gullies, the villagers are unwelcoming in the event that talks remain the ladies brought right here off their states. This explains much concerning the rot that exists.
Females ‘bought and brought’ as ‘purchased brides’ from states in the united states are now living in an appalling condition, putting up with exploitation, both real and mental, and doubling up as maids. These are typically described as a paro woman that is(outside or molki, derogatory terms in regional language, in ratings of Haryana villages.
These ladies hate being called paros. Nevertheless the name-tag appears inseparable and reflects their doleful predicament. ‘Import of brides’ is rampant in Haryana, that is infamous for bride trafficking. Worst nevertheless, it is fast becoming a recognized social norm in rural areas. An ear towards the ground reveals the part that is ugly. “You should 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 in the fringes,’ with no validity that is legal of, which tosses enormous appropriate complexities to manage. Chronic bachelorhood or ‘male marriage squeeze’ as termed by sociologists is typical in Jatland. Continue reading Buying A Bride