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Sold and beaten: India's slave brides

In parts of India, the practice of bride trafficking is still rife.

Old prejudices against women and new technology such as ultrasound have made gender-selective abortions possible, meaning that some parts of the country do not have enough women for the men.

Thousands of women and young girls hoping for a better life are lured - sometimes kidnapped - and sold into sham marriages.

The middlemen who trick them make money while their victims face a lifetime of violence and sexual abuse.

Andrew North reports from Haryana.

  • 22 Nov 2014
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