Thursday Blog 21.6.12
Her marriage was a hush-hush affair, her husband was a young, nice looking man born and brought up in Haryana. The only glitch was he was not familiar with a single word of Bengali.
“We women are born to compromise, adjust my daughter.” Her mother has consoled her, “Being born as a woman means sacrificing for others, for the welfare of her family before marriage and in-laws after marriage.”
Off she went to a village in Haryana.
Nightmares began. She realized that she has been bought by her father in law as a wife to all male members of their household.
It was another village that has run out of women because of killing them before or after birth! These villagers bought women from poor communities through pimps that thrived on that business in the pretext of marriage then they became sex slaves of the entire family. Apart from being sex slaves they were household maids, mothers of the offspring. There was no escape because there was no one to help them in that hell.
AUTHOR SAYS: THIS ONE IS A WIDELY PRACTICED EVIL TOO. IN RURAL INDIA THERE IS NO LAW, THE HAND THAT HOLDS THE PURSE CONTROLS THE VILLAGE. SO THESE PRACTICES GO ON AND ARE COVERED UP PERFECTLY. NO ONE, ALMOST NO ONE COMES OUT OF THERE TO TELL THE TRUTH.