Sunday, October 10, 2010

Meanwhile In India

Girls drugged into puberty, sold as prostitutes

Forced into puberty, prostitution
A Headlines Today team has uncovered the thriving prostitution racket in Sodavas and Girvas villages of the state's Alwar region. The team found that villagers were giving the girls - some of them as young as 10 - repeated and unregulated shots of growth hormone Oxytocin to speed up their sexual maturation.

"Gangs from the Bedia and Nutt communities kidnap girls, give them injections to make them reach puberty. The girls are then sent to Mumbai and even the Gulf for prostitution," said Rishi, a social activist in the area.

The kidnapped girls, some of them six-month-old babies, are brought to Sodavas and Girvas from far and wide. They are raised by the villagers "as their own daughters".

"Prostitution is a tradition in our community," said Ram Prasad, a village panch.


Unregulated use of Oxytocin
Oxytocin is injected by unscrupulous farmers into vegetables to make them grow faster and bigger or given to buffaloes by milkmen to boost milk yield.

Oxytocin injections are available across the counter in Alwar and are codenamed 'Goli Number 10'. Almost every chemist stocks Oxytocin although the area has absolutely no cattle population or farming.

"Oxytocin causes several hormonal changes. Apart from early puberty, the girls develop feelings of love, trust and sexual arousal. This is how the hormone is being misused," said Dr Anuradha Kapur, gynaecologist at Max Hospital.

While there are variations of the drug for human use, the injections given to the girls are the ones meant for animals.

The reason is apparent. "Veterinary Oxytocin is more effective and easily available," said Dr B.D. Gurnani, a local child specialist.

The results are shocking: girls as young as 6 or 7 years old suddenly grow up to look like teenagers. Even their age on documents is forged.

"Giving high, unregulated doses of Oxytocin can affect the centre nervous system, cause seizures and have other side-effects," said Dr Kapur.
 
"The families are into prostitution since generations. They have been doing it since 1947," said Om Prakash Gujjar, a sarpanch.


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35 comments:

  1. That's a dilemma.
    Do we have any right to tell them to stop if it's part of their tradition?

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  2. meh... if their parents are all for it, then who am i to interfere?

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  3. That's really gross. There are some sick people in the world...

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  4. Whoa man, whatever floats your boat..

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  5. giving growth hormones to little girls, wow that's horrible. What is this world coming to?

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  6. pretty fucked up, sick fucked up people.

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  7. That shit is fucked up. i dont care about tradition, This needs to be stopped. Now.

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  8. "Prostitution is a tradition in our community," said Ram Prasad
    No wonder why India is India..

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  9. that is fucked up shit who would give little girls them pills

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  10. rofl.. can you find pics like those on google ? :D

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  11. we can't tell them to stop like they can't tell us to start

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  12. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  13. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  14. Bleh... Its good for studying right?

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  15. Wow, this is pretty fucked up.

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  16. Thanks for the comments on my blog :)

    I have new bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint!

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  17. sad to think that happens. Listen to the "daddy' song on my wall...somewhat relevant.

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  18. there's a great documentary about the indian sex trade called born into brothels. very sad. with as large a population as they have there's no way that people won't slip through the cracks.

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  19. Geez, I wonder how this affects their DNA. Anytime drugs are introduced into the cycle, mutations occur.

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  20. Another reason to hate those god damn Indians.

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  21. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  22. So sad,...
    but the world keeps walking

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  23. Another reason to hate Indian people. Awesome.

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  24. It's unfortunate that science is being used in such a horrible fashion.

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  25. "The families are into prostitution since generations. They have been doing it since 1947," Such divergent culture.

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