Widows forced into prostitution


After loosing their husbands and fathers to suicides, women and girls are turning to prostitution to make a living for the loved ones.

The situation in Vidharbha region in Maharashtra is grave. Due to successive losses of bt.cotton crops due to failing prices leading to inability of paying huge debts farmers are drinking pesticides and hanging themselves to the noose.

Widows of these farmers left to cater to the well being of their children are resorting to street walking, while few girls from Vidharbha are being forced into prostitution by pimps in neighbouring state of Gujarat.

All this is happening while the Minister of Agriculture is from same state, its apathy!