Graphic/Amit Bandre

1. The middleman: The agent then takes the girl to the Qazi and negotiates the price and the duration of the ‘marriage’. The Qazi calls the Arab to his office for a meeting

2. City of dreams: The pimp accompanies the girls to Mumbai, including minors, by train

3. Paraded like cattle: The pimp accommodates around 15-20 girls in a rented accommodation in Dongri. Every evening she escorts a few of the girls and parades them before the Arab clients

4. The middleman: The agent then takes the girl to the Qazi and negotiates the price and the duration of the ‘marriage’. The Qazi calls the Arab to his office for a meeting

5. Sham wedding: The Qazi negotiates the price and the duration of the marriage with the pimp. He then fixes a time and venue to perform the nikaah. The Qazi takes away 50 per cent of the amount as his cut

6. Vicious circle: The Arab then sexually exploits his new young bride and then dumps her after he has had his fill. The girl then returns to the pimp for the next ‘marriage’