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Myanmar: Women traffickers’ new trafficking route

By Our Reporter
Women traffickers in Nepal were found using the Manipur-Myanmar route to traffic Nepali women to the Gulf countries.
A multi-agency operation, including Maiti Nepal, an anti-trafficking organisation of Nepal, and Indian Police recently rescued 104 Nepali women aged between 20-35 years from Manipur and Delhi of India.
Initially, Maiti Nepal with the support of Indian Police and different organisations rescued thirty-seven Nepali women, who were trafficked to India on the pretext of foreign employment in Iraq, Iran and Dubai (the UAE).
Six Nepali women were rescued from a private resident at Rajivnagar, Delhi on January 30, with the support from Delhi Commission for Women and Rescue Foundation, an India based local NGO.
In the third day the number of the rescued women reached 104, many of them were spotted in Manipur, the North-East State of India bordering Myanmar.
Maiti Nepal, with the support of local organizations of India raided the place after the Maiti Nepal received anonymous mail few days ago informing about the Nepali women who were kept in Delhi.
As per the information they received, 32 women were kept in the Delhi centre. However, the rescue team only found six women in the centre, he added.
Likewise, 31 women were rescued from Imphal, the capital of Manipur on Friday.
Following the information of Maiti Nepal, the Manipur Police have intensified thesearch and rescue
As per the Manipur based, Indo-Myanmar border police, around 50 Nepali women have already crossed Indian border till last week alone.
The latest incident showed that Manipur was fast becoming a corridor for the trafficking of Nepali women to the countries of the Gulf.

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