During a recent visit to Gurgaon, touted as India's millennium city, and home to most multinationals
( just a few km out of New Delhi), I was astounded to learn that there are places in the neighbourhood-as close as within 40 km where small girls peddle sex along the national highway for as little as Rupees five. By small girls I mean some as young as 10 years old- most of whom belong to a poverty stricken community called the Mewatis.
The district officials I talked to either fiegned ignorance or said that they would "look into it", till one officer admitted that girls brought from as far as West Bengal are sold in this area "like cattle". And all this happens right under the noses of corporates like DLF, IBM, Motorola, Nokia and almost every other name worth mentioning. Deluxe hotel rooms in Gurgaon go for over Rupees twenty thousand a night, while sex with little girls is available for Rupees five.
Where is the CSR?