India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
The dispute over the indicted Devyani Khobragade, a deputy Consul General in the Indian embassy in New York, continues to play out. Khobragade's maid had sought shelter for exploitative conditions. In an apparent deal, the US let the diplomat leave the country. Now India is getting even.
A group of Delhi women have decided the best way to make sure women are safe is to create a special cab service just for them. Women drive the cabs and only pick up women passengers. And the service has seen great success.
Here’s the latest hullaballoo over women’s safety and gender violence here in India: A female politician from the western state of Maharashtra recently said that women should be careful not to invite rape.
U.S. carmaker Ford wants to sell luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover, and today Indian company Tata agreed to buy them; Anchor Marco Werman gets reaction to the deal from reporter Tinku Ray in New Delhi.
Reporter Anu Anand is based in Delhi. She tells host Lisa Mullins that Narenda Modi has cultivated a pro-business image in the western Indian state of Gujaret, and has helped make it one of the richest states in India.
Every year tens of thousands of girls in India are sold into a life of violence and abuse. Many are sold to be brides. That has a lot to do with gender imbalances and the widespread practice of aborting female fetuses in northern India.