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Nepal’s Ongoing Battle with Human Trafficking
During the January-June 2018 period, 86 missing cases were reported at Maiti Nepal, Kakadvitta office
In a major breakthrough concerning Nepal’s missing daughters, Maiti Nepal rescued as many as 174 women from human traffickers in the last six months!
These women were being trafficked to India when Maiti Nepal interfered and brought them back. According to Maiti Nepal’s eastern region office Kakadvitta, they were given counseling before being united with their parents.
Out of 174 women, 10 were rescued from Indian cities like Siliguri, Delhi and Khoribari
During the January-June 2018 period, 86 missing cases were reported at Maiti Nepal, Kakadvitta, out of which 30 have already been found
During the same period, Maiti Nepal registered three cases of human trafficking and two under domestic violence at the court
In the last six months, the organization has stopped 195 women from being trafficked to India through Pashupatinagar transit point and rescued 18 women from traffickers
63 missing complaints have been registered in Pashupatinagar, from which 22 women have been found
The organization has prevented 120 women from being trafficked through Jogbani transit point in Morang district out of which four have been rescued
According to Maiti Nepal, 35 missing cases were registered in the Jogbani region out of which 14 have been found
Following these alarming events, Maiti Nepal has been maintaining constant surveillance at Kakadvitta, Pashupatinagar, Bhadrapur and Jogbani as these places serve as transit points for human trafficking.
Simultaneously, Maiti Nepal has been conducting various awareness programs in collaboration with Nepal Police to stop human trafficking.
16 Rescued in New Delhi In another major development concerning the human trafficking row, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) saved 16 young Nepali girls from being trafficked to Iraq and Kuwait. The act was busted midway following a raid in Delhi’s Munirka area.
Swati Maliwal DCW Chief took to Twitter to share about the incident.
“The traffickers had taken away their passports, locking them up in a tiny room we saved them from today. This trafficking operation had been going on for eight months. Seven other girls have already been sent to Kuwait and Iraq 15 days ago. We have no idea what may have happened to them!” reads her twitter post
21 Rescued in Kenya
In another scenario, the Embassy of Nepal in South Africa is keeping a tab on of 21 Nepali women who were rescued from two clubs in Nairobi on July 19, 2018.
“We are aware that 21 Nepali young women were rescued in Kenya. We are trying to find out their details through our consulate general in Kenya,” says Amrit Bahadur Rai, Nepali Ambassador to South Africa.
Rai also revealed that officials were already on their task of collecting information about them but didn’t mention anything about their condition.
The women had reached Kenya through India and Bangladesh.