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Some facts:-A prostitute's children will either go unsupervised or sleep under the bed while their mother entertains clients above them. -90% of the daughters of Indian prostitutes end up in the sex trade as well. -There is a persistent myth among some in India that unprotected sex with children cures sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. They believe the child will take the disease unto her/himself and free the adult sufferer. -India's brothels are violent, with ferocious beatings common and pimps sometimes even killing girls who are uncooperative. NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof relates the words of a young prostitute named Geeta: "The madam said \'If you ever try to run away, we'll chop you up and throw the pieces down the drain.\'" -There is collusion between the brothels and corrupt elements in the police force. A prostitute explains why brothels hide young girls during police raids: \"Because when the police come through, they confiscate the very young girls, and then the brothel owners have to pay a bribe to get the girls back from the police.\"
Additional reading and viewing:
"M. is an ebullient girl, age 10, who ranks near the top of her fourth-grade class and dreams of being a doctor. Yet she, like all of India, is at a turning point, and it looks as if her family may instead sell her to a brothel."Click here to read the full article. Another article by Kristof tells a story of raiding a brothel with the local authorities:
"Then another of the girls in the room asked if she could be rescued "” but a few days later. She explained that if she left now, the brothel-owners would blame her for the raid and possibly harm her grandmother, whose address they knew. We told the girl that this chance might not come again."Click here to read this article.
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