Over 100 Nepali women rescued from cottages, safe-houses and hotels in Indo-Myanmar border

KATHMANDU: In a day long operation, Manipur police and activists - in coordination with Delhi Women Commission and Maiti Nepal - rescued over 100 Nepali women from traffickers' clutches from different cities in Manipur State in Northeast India, today.

As many as 40 Nepali girls were rescued from a check post at Indo-Myanmar border in the town of Moreh.

Likewise, 20 girls were recused from a cottage in Moreh. The trafficker holding the girls at the cottage is still at large.

Similarly, Imphal West police rescued 61 women from a hotel in Imphal on Friday evening and arrested a trafficker, TheNorthEastToday reports. The arrestee has been identified as Asha Kaji Tamang of Sindhupalchok.

According to Indian media reports, the women and girls were on their way to be trafficked to South Asian and Middle East countries through Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Bishwo Khadka chairperson of Maiti Nepal also confirmed that 103 Nepali women were rescued by police in the North-Indian state in coordination with Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), Maiti Nepal and India based NGOs.

At present, the rescued women are being held at 'Ujjwala Home' a safe haven run by the Ministry of Women and Child under government of Manipur, officials at MCPCR informed.

The rescue operation followed a raid by the Delhi Commission for Women and Maiti Nepal on January 30. During the raid, authorities had rescued six women who in their narratives informed officials of the active trafficking route at Indo-Myanmar border.