MORANG, April 26: Close relatives are found to have involved here in the trafficking of Nepali adolescent girls and women to India. Maiti Nepal Morang Coordinator Binod Pokharel shared that close relatives such as a maternal uncle, maternal aunt, father’s sister, and her husband, and mother’s younger sister of the women and girls were found involved in the trafficking.
At a press conference organized by Maiti Nepal Morang here today, as many as 37 women and girls were rescued from the bordering area in the period of a year from April 2020 to March 2021. During the period, Maiti Nepal was successful in checking the trafficking of women and girls from Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Udayapur, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Siraha, Saptari, Solukhumbu, Bara, Chitwan, Sindhupalchowk, Khotang, and Jhapa districts.
In the same period last year, as many as 110 adolescent girls and women were rescued from the Nepal-India bordering areas in Morang. Of late, as many as 966 women were forced disappeared in Morang last year as per the complaint registered.
Most of the women had been trafficked to India in the temptation of good employment opportunities, said the survivors.
Among 11 rape complaints registered at its office last year, those victimized are at the age group of 18-26.