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DCW rescues 8 Nepali girls from hotel

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday rescued eight Nepali girls, who were going to be trafficked to Gulf countries, from a hotel in area.

According to the Commission, it received a tip-off from a non-governmental organisation KI Nepal, which informed that some girls are being kept in

Following the call, along with Commission members and staff of the NGO conducted a raid at the hotel with the assistance of Police.

The girls, who have come from earthquake affected areas in Nepal, were lured with employment opportunities in Delhi, the Commission said.

"Passports of some were taken away and after having waited for several days in the hotel, they started getting concerned to go back to but had no means to do so," it added.

The girls, all aged above 20, have now been sent to a stay home provided by an NGO associated with Embassy.

is a major transit route for trafficking Nepalese girls to the Gulf, noted, and urged the Ministry of government to put an end to it.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:34 IST
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