Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been married for over a year now, they even welcomed a little bundle of joy into their family, baby Archie. But the story of the way Prince Harry proposed to Meghan may have had a few ups and downs.Apparently, Prince Harry did not propose to Meghan Markle the way he wanted as the Duke of Sussex had originally planned to pop the question in a much more exotic setting than Nottingham Cottage, a documentary claims.Meghan and Harry had a whirlwind romance. And it was a romance that started with a meet-cute fit for the silver screen. Reportedly in July 2016, Meghan was strolling around London when she was randomly introduced to Harry by a mutual friend and they both claim to have experienced love at first sight. And in about a year, the pair was engaged. Prince Harry announced the engagement, on November 27, 2017 and the BBC released an interview with the couple revealing how the proposal unfolded.Harry said: “It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us…..We were roasting a chicken, trying to roast a chicken.” Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of SussexGetty ImageSounds like something out of a fairytale, simple yet so romantic. However, according to 2019 Channel 5 documentary “Meghan Markle: Movies, Marriage and Motherhood”, Prince Harry had actually planned something completely different for the proposal.Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl claimed the now Duke of Sussex wanted to ask Meghan to marry him while they were on holiday in Botswana.”It seems like Prince Harry intended to propose to Meghan Markle under the stars. A truly romantic gesture, but even if Prince Harry’s proposal didn’t go exactly as planned. Meghan still seemed pleased with the proposal, she did agree to marry him after all. The Royal couple welcomed their first child baby Archie on May 6 and are now residing in Frogmore Cottage. You can check out the video here:
A Bangladeshi man was convicted for trafficking his wife in India, along with the owner of the hotel where she was used for prostitution, reports Times of India.The man allegedly had sold his wife to the hotel-owner, who himself raped her and later used her for sex trade, the English-language Indian daily adds.The four-year legal battle ended on Tuesday with the convictions of the Abdul Gaffar, a Bangladeshi national convicted of trafficking and illegal immigration of his Bangladeshi wife, and the hotel-owner, Bhagyadhar Dhibar, to whom he had sold his wife.Dhibar raped the victim and later exploited her in his hotel and elsewhere. He was convicted of inducing, trafficking and abetting illegal immigration of a woman. Both were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. The victim has been repatriated to Bangladesh.Chief judicial magistrate Kundan Kumar Kumai of the City Sessions Court passed the order, convicting Gaffar under Sections 366B and 370 of the IPC and Section 14C of Foreigners Act of India.The charges include punishment for “importation” of a woman from a foreign country and trafficking her for the purpose of prostitution. Dhibar was convicted under Sections 366, 366B, 370 and 120B of the IPC. The charges against him include luring into illicit sexual act.Police said the case dates back to 1 September 2013 when officials from Immoral trafficking section of the detective department were alerted by a member of NGO Durbar Mahila Samanyay Committee. The NGO had found the woman in the custody of a man in the red-light area of Sonagachi.Acting on the tip-off, police rescued the woman and arrested Gaffar. Dhibar was arrested two days later.Police found that Gaffar had wooed the woman and told her that he had a job in India. On reaching Kolkata, he sold her to Dhibar, who himself raped her and had eight or nine men rape her in his own hotel and in brothels of Sonagachi as well. Gaffar would also surface, and bring in “customers” for his wife.The woman was brought to International Justice Mission (IJM) and provided legal support and counselling. Saji Philip, director of operation, IJM, which is a global human rights organisation working for victims of violence, said, “This case is utterly inhuman because the culprit is her own husband.”Marie Riba, the woman’s advocate, said, “The victims of human trafficking are real, and like us they have every right to seek justice. The public need to know that those who rob them of those rights will be severely punished.” She said the victim has been sent to her Bangladesh home and efforts are on to reintegrate her in society.