The news is out!! I
In North India, there is now a shortage of brides and men who are looking for women to marry, must look outside their tribal area... in the Toronto Star today, June 30th , a special to the Star report on the situation and it's effects on the women who are TRADED in marriage... when will it be the turn of other countries in Asia who practice such illogical and horrible crimes against the female of our species...
Are we going to see kidnappings and trading for females from the west or from country to country in the region... as a commodity to keep the genes of a tribe or country going... or wars where the young men of a nation go out in search of women to bring back for 'wives'... or more horrible in this era, organized crime getting involved in the trafficking of females to other countries, for profit... stealing them off the street or out of their beds... tricked into overseas jobs that make them vulnerable to kidnapping... mail order brides, like in the 1800's when North America and Australia were growing...
Killing of baby girls triggers social upheaval in India
Jun 30, 2008 04:30 AM
Sonya Fatah Special to the Star
BAGHPAT, INDIA–Six years ago, Sandhya Sharma lived in a mountain village in Himachal Pradesh, the land of snowy mountains that is nestled in the western Himalayan range.
Sharma, 26, had never left her village before she was brought here, to the Indo-Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh, India's most densely populated state, married to a man whose language and culture were unknown to her.
Sharma talked about the deep isolation she felt immediately after her marriage.
"At first I never spoke to people. When I did, no one would understand me, so I cried a lot," said Sharma as she gently fussed over her year-old twins.
Such set-ups are neither marriages of convenience, nor of choice. But in the northwestern states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, such arrangements are on the rise. It's a trend that seems strange in a culture where language, caste and regional identity are so deeply and separately treasured. But take one look at the 2001 national census and the numbers offer an explanation – they reflect the sad saga of the killing of baby girls and aborting female fetuses in India.
Sonya Fatah is a Journalist based in Southeast Asia