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Father tried to sell ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ girl

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by maryum110, Apr 19, 2009.

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    Hi Friends

    Today morning i just opened international newspaper and start reading news, where i found this news and i though to share with all of you.what is your opnion on this report??

    "LONDON: The father of “Slumdog Millionaire” child actress Rubina Ali tried to sell his nine-year-old daughter for adoption in a bid to escape the Mumbai slums, a British newspaper said on Sunday.

    News of the World alleged that Rafiq Qureshi wanted 20 million rupees (400,000 dollars, 310,000 euros) for the girl, who played the young Latika in the British hit film set in India.

    “Slumdog Millionaire”, a rags-to-riches tale of children from the slums of Mumbai, won eight Oscars in February, including the best picture Academy Award.

    News of the World said its reporters posed as a wealthy family from Dubai, employing its regular “fake sheikh” sting tactic.

    The weekly tabloid said a Mumbai informant told them that Qureshi was touting for the highest offer, having already been approached by a Middle Eastern family.

    The newspaper published pictures of the actress, her father and uncle posing with their undercover reporter, plus video clips of Qureshi and his brother-in-law during their meeting last week.

    “Yes, we are considering Rubina’s future,” Qureshi was quoted as saying.

    He put the reporter in touch with his brother-in-law Rajan More.

    “We are interested in securing our girl’s future,” the star’s uncle was quoted as saying.

    “If you wanted to adopt we could discuss this, but her parents would also expect some proper compensation in return. “Whatever money is agreed by Rajan, I will accept.

    “We can discuss everything about this deal when we meet. There’s a lot of interest in Rubina.”

    Qureshi, Ali, More and some other relatives met the British reporters in a Mumbai hotel, the newspaper said.

    “We need two or three months,” Qureshi allegedly said. More added: “Until then we can negotiate the amount. We’ll come to Dubai, the girl will come and go.”

    “It’s 20 million rupees,” the uncle was quoted as saying. “This discussion will not go beyond the three of us.”

    Qureshi proudly carried Ali through the Mumbai slums in February after she returned from the Oscar glory of Hollywood.
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    maryum110, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  2. melbel

    melbel Notable Member

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    Wow, I can't believe someone would try to sell their own child regardless of whether they are a star or not!
     
    melbel, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    unbleiveable ! can father sell his child for money !
     
    submissionguru, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    gwenri Active Member

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    this is really bad, i mean are they really that desperate? If you are a parent i mean real parent, you won't even think about these kind of things.!
     
    gwenri, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    PaidOnTime.org Peon

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    This is horrible. How can you sell your children?
     
    PaidOnTime.org, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    jackio Banned

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    @Funny: Did Madonna made an offer?
    @NotFunny: Parents that tried to sell their kids must be punished, children must have a choice...
     
    jackio, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    IceFlame Banned

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    #7
    That's terrible, and very sad for the daughter. :(
     
    IceFlame, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    That is just pure evil man!

    He should be punished.
     
    zigizag, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    This is truly disgusting of this father how do you try and sell your own child not matter how poor you are this is just something you don't do.
     
    Kim-Webgirl, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    articlelabel.com Banned

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    He needs to be shot.
     
    articlelabel.com, May 3, 2009 IP
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    What most people find outrageous about this story is that it is a young girl they've seen on a Oscar winning move... oh, then people care. Don't you realize this kind of human trafficking is very, very common all through India and neighbouring countries. The question is, what will we do about it.... besides saying how awful it is in a forum such as this.
     
    jasonvan, May 4, 2009 IP
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    he is real stupid. How could you sell a human, your own daughter at that. Why dont he just ask her for some money..
     
    bdove23, May 4, 2009 IP
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    its very common in india.... this story comes up only coz the girl was famous, other wise thousands of children are being sold everyday...
     
    Rage, May 4, 2009 IP
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    very bad.... guys he tried to sell her before movie release, in poverty
     
    kashifyy, May 4, 2009 IP
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    unbleiveable ! can father sell his child for money
     
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    How can you sell your kid I would suppose it made alot of money on the film
     
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    Totally EVIL :mad:
    I think that guy should be punished :(

    One more bad effect of poverty and uneducated people :(
     
    anildewani, May 5, 2009 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    What's the high bid and bin?
     
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    The father said that he was tricked an misquoted in the news. Apparently he was told that the people want to help them with money and that he only realised they were offering him money in exchange for Rubina getting adopted by a Dubai couple. Go figure which one's correct. Neighbors of Rubina say that Rubina's father is not the kind of man who would do this.
     
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    wow..thats a terrible thing to do..
     
    michael scofield, May 5, 2009 IP