Thursday, April 05, 2007

Where Children are cheaper than buffaloes

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Nearly 300 Indian children who have had to work or been victims of abuse, marched to the venue of the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC) summit held in New Delhi, Capital of India. They highlighted the issue of cross-border child trafficking. As per them..............

“Children are purchased like buffaloes,” said the BBA’s Bhuvan Ribhu, quoting a study that is due to be released later this year.

“While buffaloes may cost up to Rs15,000 ($350), children are sold at prices between Rs500 and Rs2,000 ($12 and $45),” he said.

For instance, two brothers in Bihar were recently given away for Rs250 each by their parents and trafficked out of the state in connivance with police, Ribhu said.

Read more.............Help and protect us, children tell Saarc leaders

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