Trafficked into sex trade, Rajasthan girl encounters ‘rich and elite’ customers in Kashmir

Trafficked into sex trade, Rajasthan girl encounters ‘rich and elite’ customers in Kashmir

By Umar Mushtaq
Srinagar: Sameena (not her real name) grew up in an impoverished village in a Muslim family in Rajasthan. At 17, a friend of a friend told her she could get a well-paid job as a waitress in Delhi and learn hair-dressing on the side.
She was introduced to an agent, Raju, who paid for her travel. She arrived in Delhi with another man and finally landed up at a house where two other women had been brought on the same promise.
Very soon, she discovered her job was to offer her body to men round the clock to men for sex. When she objected, Raju, her minder, beat her up and raped her. Read More