Hyderabad’s bride bazaar

By Uma Sudhir

The Old city area of Hyderabad seems to be once again turning into a bride bazaar, this time not for old Arab Sheiks, but students from North Africa who are reportedly getting into contract marriages to use and abuse the poor, and often, minor girls during their stay here and abandon them once they head back. The latest case came to light only because the minor girl who was married off and was being sexually abused, ran away after two weeks and sought police protection.

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About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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One Response to Hyderabad’s bride bazaar

  1. gjnanaswarup says:

    Poverty and illiteracy of the girls is the main cause.

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