Thursday, September 25, 2014

Here come the bribes

In War on Women news, from India;
Village bachelors in northern India are demanding brides for votes in state polls next month because of a shortage of women after decades of illegal abortions of female foetuses, the Mail Today reported on Thursday.
The men in Haryana state's Jind district say they cannot find wives and have formed the "Jind Kunwara Union" (Jind Bachelors Union) to formalise their demand to politicians campaigning for state elections on Oct. 15, the paper said.
Wha' happened?
Decades of illegal abortions in this deeply patriarchal society have led to a fall in the female population in some parts of India, and this in turn has resulted in a rise in rape, human trafficking and polyandry, experts say.
....A May 2011 study in the British medical journal the Lancet found that up to 12 million Indian female foetuses were aborted over the last three decades.
We await the promises from Indian politicians.

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