I was bought for 50,000 rupees: India's trafficked brides – in pictures

Pul has travelled 2,000km from her home in Assam, north-east India, to a small government-run shelter in another state where her daughter is waiting. Weeping, she reaches out and clutches 13-year-old Tahmina* to her. She had thought she would never see her again.
Six weeks previously, Tahmina had left her home with her elder sister and brother-in-law. She thought they were going to Delhi. Instead, she was taken to a remote village in Haryana and sold into marriage with a man almost 30 years older than her.
At a safe house run by Empower People, an anti-trafficking charity which helped... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 120
Source: Guardian
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