Some 348 Kamlaris have been rehabilitated in the past one month in Kanchanpur district.
Kamlaris are young girls and women kept as domestic workers to pay off debts owed by their parents.
They were all rehabilitated at the initiatives of former Kamlaris before the start of the Maghi festival of the Tharus when the girls from the community are kept as domestic helps at homes of rich people and aristocrats to pay off family debts.
Former Kamlari girls have launched a campaign to liberate young girls and women working as Kamlaris in the district.
An organization of former Kamlaris rehabilitated 46 Kamlari girls, the largest so far, from Daiji VDC in the district, according to RSS.
It is estimated that there are some 630 women still working as Kamlaris in Kanchanpur district.
Although the Kamlari practice has been abolished by the government, it still goes on openly in some impoverished parts of Terai districts of western Nepal. nepalnews.com