Girl trafficking on increase [ 2006-11-18 ]

Girl trafficking on increase [ 2006-11-18 ]

RSS BHADHRAPUR, Nov. 17: There has been further increase in the number of the Nepalese girls being trafficked across various border entry points of Nepal.Earlier, 8,000 Nepalese girls were trafficked across Indian border annually. However, this figure has increased to 12,000 annually over the past few years . This grim was revealed by the Maiti Nepal, a NGO working for the rescue of the trafficked girls at an interaction and discussion held among the chiefs of NGOs, government offices and local people.Statistics of Maiti Nepal shows that thousands of Nepalese girls are undergoing hardships including sexual exploitation in various cities of India .At the programme, Programme Officer of the Maiti Nepal in eastern region informed that the transit home at Kakadbhitta rescued 104 girls who was about to be trafficked into India, intercepted 960 girls who were heading for India, rescued 43 women victimized by domestic violence and rehabilitate 20 sex workers.On the occasion, District Justice of Jhapa, Bimal Dhungel pointed out the need to increase awareness about trafficking at the school level while tightening strict security checks at entry point.Noting that more girls are falling prey to trafficking because of rampant poverty and illiteracy, Chief senior superintendent of police Parbati Thapa said police administration is becoming active towards controlling it.Various speakers also expressed their views on the occasion.

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