Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poverty Sells Child for Less than an Euro

Indian media is filled with a news from the Araria district of Bihar in Bihar state about a woman who has sold one of her children to a couple from Nepal at 100 Nepali rupees, equal to less than a Euro (Indian rupees 62.5).  On the one hand India keeps boasting of economic and social development, while on the other hand we have these incidents keep happening regularly where parents sell children for repaying debts or for their own survival. As I write this, a farmer has committed suicide due to burden of loan for agricultural purposes. The Shining India must ensure that the weaker lamps get enough oil to burn bright.

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