In Gujarat, a man had sold his wife to a rich businessman for a monthly rental of Rs 8,000 in 2006
The Hush Post: While there are talks of women empowerment in India, there is a village in Madhya Pradesh where rich men – who cannot get married or are unable to find a suitable partner for themselves– can take wives on monthly or yearly rentals for just a few bucks.
This strange practice is prevalent in Shivpuri district of the Gwalior Division in Madhya Pradesh, a report said.
In this village of Madhya Pradesh there is a practice prevalent that rich men take wives on monthly and yearly rentals of just a few thousands of rupees if they fail to get themselves married or find a suitable partner for them, the report said.
More shockingly, as per orissapost.com the rates are usually per hour, per day, per week, per month or at the most a year.
According to dailyhunt.in this custom is called Dhadeecha Pratha, the practice involves signing over a woman for lease on a stamp paper. The rich men who cannot find a wife or a partner just sign on stamp papers worth Rs 10 and the deal is finalised. When this contract ends, the man has an option of either to renew the contract or not, it was reported.
Not only Madhya Pradesh where this strange practice is prevalent, in Gujarat a man had sold his wife to a rich businessman for a monthly rental of Rs 8,000 in 2006, it was reported.
In 2006, a man in Gujarat sold his wife to a rich businessman for a monthly rental of Rs 8000.
According to india.com in some places, tribals make an agreement with brokers and marry off girls to rich men for a price. The brokers charge around Rs 65,000-Rs 70,000 from the rich men and give Rs 15000-Rs 20000 to the tribals.