In a joint operation by Delhi Police and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) 39 girls were rescued, who was trafficked from Nepal, from a hotel in New Delhi’s Paharganj area on July 31 night. The girls are said to have been trafficked from Nepal on the pretext of being offered job opportunities and were being sent off to Saudi and even Sri Lanka, according to DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal.
DCW chairperson added, “They were kept in the hotel on the pretext of job offers while they were being trafficked to the Gulf countries. Some girls have already been sent to Sri Lanka and we’re not able to contact them.”
Maliwal added that Nepal Embassy was being contacted for repatriation of the rescued girls. Nearly 68 passports were recovered from the place where the women were kept, out of which seven were Indian passports.
In the last one week, DCW rescued 73 girls who were trafficked from various areas in the national capital.
The incidents come at a time when Lok Sabha has passed the anti-trafficking bill. The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, currently awaits the nod of the Rajya Sabha.
“Human trafficking is a borderless crime. Special crimes need special attention. How can we stay silent when women and children are sold as goods? Let us make this bill a reality today to protect and provide for the millions of victims who have suffered silently for years,” Maliwal said.