dinsdag 21 april 2009

Father tries to sale Oscar child ( Topic for Speakes' Corner)


A reporter from the News of the World went to Mumbai on a undercover investigation to try to buy child star Rubina Ali’s from the eight time Oscar winner movie Slumdog Millionaire. The investigator made contact with the father of Rubina saying that he had heard that he was considering having this daughter adopted. He told her father that he was acting for a wealthy Arab sheik that lived in Dubai. Rafiq the father of the young start replied “Yes we are considering Rubina’s future”. After a couple of meetings with the father and uncle they finally started talking about money and how much they wanted to have for the adoption of the girl. They started getting greedy because has the father said “The child is special now. This is not an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child." So he wanted 200,000 pounds. According to the father is meeting never happen and he would never sale this child he has been heard by the police and how everyone is waiting for the undercover journalist to come up with is evidence.
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6140494.ece




Reaction:
I was amazed by how easy is to buy a child in India. I also read the article on the website of News of the World http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/271325/Slumdog-Millionaire-star-Rubina-Ali-who-played-Latika-is-offered-for-sale-by-dad-Rafiq-Qureshi-to-the-News-of-the-Worlds-Fake-Sheikh.html . People in India are trying to escape poverty by selling their children to complete strangers that they do not know anything about. It looks to me like a very good place for pedofiles to get very young children. I hope that has not happen but I have my doubts. This article also brings to light the poverty in India. Rubina started in a movie that won eight Oscars and still lives in one of the pores places in India the slum called Poor Man’s Colony.

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