Number of women, girls ‘missing’ in India, middle-east increasing as human trafficking continues to be a menace
The Regional Office of the Maiti Nepal, an NGO working for rescue and rehabilitation of women commercial sex workers, rescued 245 women and girls who were about to be trafficked for hazardous jobs to India and third countries over the last one year.
Three hundred and thirty-two families had filed reports at the Maiti Nepal Regional Office here for looking for their women and girls family members who had 'gone missing', Keshav Koirala, regional coordinator of Maiti Nepal, told RSS.
According to Koirala, in Fiscal Year 2011/2012 The Maiti Nepal Regional Office received 295 applications for finding the missing women and girls.
Koirala said the number of families registering application for finding their women and girl family members said to be missing in India or the Middle-east countries is high.
The Miti Nepal traced the whereabouts of 31 women said to be missing last year on the basis of the applications filed by their families. Most of them had gone to the Gulf countries illegally for foreign employment. nepalnews.com