Comments on: Selling your spouse: when is it legal? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PetraD http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26322 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:00:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26322 What a smugg arrogant perspective you portray while observing with what appears to be enjoyment a devastating reality for so many of our weakest most vulnerable people. If you really are interested in the answer to the question you pose in this so called article: Yes, there are many parts of India where human trafficking happens; No, it is never legal; and no, I’ts not at all funny.

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By: cjrian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26308 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:18:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26308 At a dinner party one night, a very drunk Winston Churchill asked an attractive woman whether she would sleep with him for a million pounds. “Maybe,” the woman said coyly. “Would you sleep with me for one pound?” Churchill then asked. “Of course not, what kind of woman do you think I am?” the woman responded indignantly. “Madam, we’ve already established what kind of woman you are,” said Churchill, “now we’re just negotiating the price.”

Given low enough “ethics” and sufficiently agreeable price, anything (or any one) can be bought or sold. Votes have been bought for a burger and fries. Slavery is still endemic across swaths of the Earth. Illegal arms traders never lack for customers.

$$$ and will.

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26289 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:21:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26289 Thanks. Indeed, I drink coffee. And if there is anything funny about the story, it’s that the husband actually thought he could pull it off.

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By: Ghulab http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26229 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:22:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26229 So the coffee sipping bleeding heart journalist in you couldn’t help but wonder if a story of human trafficking in that part of the world could be passed off as source of amusement. Kaubega summed it up well for you: it’s not legal and it’s not funny.

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By: J.Osborne http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26195 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:58:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26195 “The journalist in me can’t help but wonder”

I thought the journalist in you wasn’t the part that wonders, but the part that FINDS OUT so the story can inform the rest of us.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26192 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:01:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26192 how many hamburgers could I get for $114. cause my turn to cook I would be in trouble and would have to buy her back.
I think I’ll just keep her.

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By: illawarrior http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26136 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26136 Talk about gender inquality!!! How is it that men seem able to sell women, yet it does not work the other way around? What woman in her right mind would waste her money to buy a man when she can buy shoes!!!

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By: KINGISKING http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-26067 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:57:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-26067 This not what the Indians who toil to keep the entire nation fed and look up to the dream of becoming the economical superpower of the South East Asia one day. However, could there be a big ‘BUT’ and ‘IF’ in between really India would be a Economical Supper Power ever, because of various social, cultural, religious, political, morale and many more factors if properly researched and analyzed would prove in this world of uncertainty India’s future is floating in uncertainty.

Having stated that India might be economically strong even then it would not dare to do anything miracle to turn around the need of population, poverty and corruption time bomb that would sooner then later would burst open and take huge toll which no one can imagine what would happen to India then. We have to wait and see, just for that time.

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By: kaubega http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/10/17/selling-your-spouse-when-is-it-legal/comment-page-1/#comment-25821 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:30:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6964#comment-25821 ‘The journalist in me can’t help but wonder if the broker ever showed up, and why nobody quoted him in the story. The significantly smaller part of me that finds contract law interesting wants to know: can you really sell your spouse, or anyone else for that matter, in some parts of India? Are there places where you could reasonably expect to find a broker to handle such a thing? If the broker shows up at the bus station and says, “Where’s that person I bought?”, could a court enforce his right to purchase? Or is this illegal as well as unfortunate?’

Did any part of you wonder if it was a good idea to post this? To answer your question: Yes, there are many parts of India where human trafficking happens (and where you could find a broker to sell your family members); No, it is never legal; and no, it is not funny.

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