Maiti Nepal to rescue 518 children from Bihar jail

Kathmandu, September 3:

Maiti Nepal has launched an initiative to rescue around 518 children languishing in a jail in Bihar.

Saying that they were being illegally sent to Kuwait, Indian police had arrested and kept them in the jail.

“We are applying for bail to release them and bring them home,” said chairperson of Maiti Nepal Anuradha Koirala.

According to her, Maiti Nepal would be paying Rs 5,000 bail for the release of each of the child languishing in the jail.

The Indian government had arrested the children, who were being taken to Kuwait by brokers by using fake passports and citizenship certificates, Koirala added. “Children are sexually exploited and used as domestic workers abroad,” she said. “The Government of Nepal should make arrangements to ban Nepali women and children from flying to foreign countries from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.”

She said a maximum number of Nepalis stranded in foreign countries do not get necessary help as Nepali embassies had been reeling under financial crisis and human resources crunch.