The Brides Bazaar

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Althogh they compensate for the lack of potential brides in North West India, brides from distant states are never treated at par with local women. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Althogh they compensate for the lack of potential brides in North West India, brides from distant states are never treated at par with local women. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Brides from states like West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Chattisgarh, is a common sight in Haryana and Punjab region. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Brides from states like West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Chattisgarh, is a common sight in Haryana and Punjab region. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Neelam was trafficked for marriage from West Bengal's Cooch Behar district ten years ago by a broker in Sonepat, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Neelam was trafficked for marriage from West Bengal's Cooch Behar district ten years ago by a broker in Sonepat, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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One of the trafficked brides in Haryana shows burn marks inflicted on her through her husband. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

One of the trafficked brides in Haryana shows burn marks inflicted on her through her husband. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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In the initial years of her marriage or until she bears a child, the trafficked bride should not be allowed to venture out much, traffickers instruct the families seeking wives for their sons. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

In the initial years of her marriage or until she bears a child, the trafficked bride should not be allowed to venture out much, traffickers instruct the families seeking wives for their sons. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Men in Haryana are concerned about rising number of local boys getting brides from distant states but say they cannot help it. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Men in Haryana are concerned about rising number of local boys getting brides from distant states but say they cannot help it. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Gayatri, one of the trafficked girls who were lured into marriage by traffickers, at her house in Haryana's Jind district. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Gayatri, one of the trafficked girls who were lured into marriage by traffickers, at her house in Haryana's Jind district. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Rupa was 21 years old when she was brought to Haryana. She was told that her would- be husband had a government job. Vijay, her husband is a truck driver. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Rupa was 21 years old when she was brought to Haryana. She was told that her would- be husband had a government job. Vijay, her husband is a truck driver. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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36 years old Asha, a Bihar native, was sold twice before she settled with a family she currently lives with, in Hisar, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

36 years old Asha, a Bihar native, was sold twice before she settled with a family she currently lives with, in Hisar, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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Rupa was trafficked from West Bengal to Bangladesh eight years ago. Cut off from her native place, she says she has to endure physical abuse from her husband almost every day. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

Rupa was trafficked from West Bengal to Bangladesh eight years ago. Cut off from her native place, she says she has to endure physical abuse from her husband almost every day. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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As per a UNICEF report, 80 % districts in India have been recording a decline in sex ratio since year 1991. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

As per a UNICEF report, 80 % districts in India have been recording a decline in sex ratio since year 1991. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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A marriage bureau in Jind, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

A marriage bureau in Jind, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/ HT Photo)

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