When women come cheaper than cattle

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Rubina (name changed) was 15 years old when a middleman brought her from Assam to Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Rubina (name changed) was 15 years old when a middleman brought her from Assam to Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Razia (name changed) hails from Bhagalpur, Bihar. She is not sure about the number of times she has been sold. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Razia (name changed) hails from Bhagalpur, Bihar. She is not sure about the number of times she has been sold. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Razia’s (names changed) husband tried to sell her when she was pregnant with their second child. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Razia’s (names changed) husband tried to sell her when she was pregnant with their second child. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Married or not, paros are never treated at par with the natives of the region. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Married or not, paros are never treated at par with the natives of the region. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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The demand for ‘marriageable age’ girls is so intense that organised trafficking rackets have started operating in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, according to a report. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

The demand for ‘marriageable age’ girls is so intense that organised trafficking rackets have started operating in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, according to a report. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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The trade of women cuts across regions and communities. Researchers have documented cases of Hindu and Christian women brought from Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal to Jind, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

The trade of women cuts across regions and communities. Researchers have documented cases of Hindu and Christian women brought from Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal to Jind, Haryana. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Over 9,000 households in Haryana had married women bought from other states, found a field study by the NGO Drishti Stree Adhyayan Prabodhan Kendra. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Over 9,000 households in Haryana had married women bought from other states, found a field study by the NGO Drishti Stree Adhyayan Prabodhan Kendra. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Cut-off from native places, ‘paro’ or ‘molki’ women serve as bonded labour in the farm land and households. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Cut-off from native places, ‘paro’ or ‘molki’ women serve as bonded labour in the farm land and households. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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Ghausia Khan, a bride trafficking survivor, is a member of the district legal aid authorityand a worker with Empower People, an NGO which deals with trafficking cases. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

Ghausia Khan, a bride trafficking survivor, is a member of the district legal aid authorityand a worker with Empower People, an NGO which deals with trafficking cases. (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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