'I make sure the deal is not below Rs 50,000'
On the same evening we were introduced to one female agent, Sameena, originally from Hyderabad who got into this trade when she was only 12 years old.
Having worked in the network that runs between Hyderabad and Mumbai, she claims to head a cartel which supplies young girls from Hyderabad to Arabs flying to India. At her temporary accommodation in Dongri, she claims to have accommodated at least 15 to 20 girls. She parades the girls as commodities before the Arabs.
Ashraf: Masla aisa hai inko Arabi wala kaam karna hai.
Sameena: Arbi aati hai unko?
Bhupen: Abhi koi hai kya tumhare paas?
Bhupen: Tum direct leke jayenge ki kisi se …
Sameena: Direct leke jayenge
Bhupen: Lekin aapka kitna hoga
Sameena: Rs 2,000 ke peeche Rs 500.
Ashraf: Dus din ka hogaya 20,000?
Sameena: Nahi. Rs 50,000 mein hotay. Rs 40,000 mein hota hai.
Ashraf: Lekin abhi hai kya. Kya hai yeh Mumbra se aati hai (referring to Shabnam) unko aate aate time lagega.
Sameena: Woh mere saath room pe reh sakti hai. Aur kuch kaam aya to mere saath chal sakti hai.
Ashraf: Nahi woh local kaam nahi karegi. Usko sirf Arbi wala karna hai.
Sameena: Hum log bhi karte hai to sirf Arbi ka, nahi to nahi karte.
(Sameena then revealed how she set up an Arab with one of her girls for Rs 30,000 for a period of 10 days. The girl was to leave with the Arab for Goa)
Bhupen: Inki umar kum hai na (referring to Shabnam)
Sameena: Humare paas aakar dekho ek baar kitni chhoti chhoti umar ki ladkiyan hai. Dongri mein hai mera room. Mere paas kum umar ki bhi hai har tarah ki hai. Hyderabad ki hai, Nepal ki hai. Agar jamey to unki marzi nahi to nahi.
Ashraf: Haan unko dikha do. Pasand aaye to hi kar lena. (pointing towards Shabnam)
15-yr-old Married to an Arab for Rs 1 lakh
Giving more shocking details, Sameena told us about a recent marriage she set up of a 15-year-old girl with a senior Arab national for Rs 1 lakh. The Arab had apparently flown to India to get a hernia operation done in a Colaba-based hospital. The wheelchair-bound Arab has been married to the girl for two weeks.
Bhupen: Zyada karke buddhe log hi aate hai kya?
Sameena: Haan. Apne ko buddha jawan kya karna hai. Apne ko note se matlab. Samne samne baat hogi.
Shabnam: Akele mein baat karenge kya?
Sameena: Agar darr darr ke kaam karoge to aagey nahi badhoge. Bindaas baat karneki
Bhupen: Inke paas 15 saal ki ladiyan hai. Woh jaati hai to tumko kya hai.
Sameena: Abhi ek lakh ki shaadi hui Rajdoot mein. 15 saal ki ladki thi. Kunwari ladki. Abhi do din hue. Hyderbad ki ladki. Arbi sone mein tol ke rakh diya hai usko.
Bhupen: Kya baat kar rahe ho.
Sameena: Chalo mere saath dikhati hu. Itna buddha hai khali gadi (wheelchair) pe chalta hai. 20 din ka. Colaba ke hospital mein.
Bhupen: Kaika operation hua uska.
Sameena: Hernia ka. Kitna buddha hai who, mooh mein uske daat nahi hai. Dekh ke bologe ladki kidhar hai woh kidhar.
Bhupen: Koi beti hai bolega uski.
The dreaded 'khadama' (housemaid) visa
Once Sameena was convinced that Shabnam was a genuine candidate for the trade, she said that there is a huge risk in accepting the Khadama visa and even tried to convince Shabnam not to accept it.
Sameena: Waha ke log acche nahi hote hai. Khadama ke visa pe jaogi to value nahi hai. Khadama ke visa pe jaogi to ek din ek ghanta nahi bardash kar paogi. Idhar kuch kar sakti ho udhar kuch nahi. Passport woh log cheen lete hai. Hum log ko chaar diwar ke andar hi rakhenge. Agar kuch hua to baad mein police ko pakda karke de dete hai.
Bhupen: Haa tum pehle aadmi se baat karlo, parakh lo.
Sameena: Yeh log yahan aa ke pyaar karte hai. Waha jaake izzat hi nahi rehti.
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