Eight Nepali women res­cued from traf­fick­ers, claims DCW

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women (DCW) on Wed­nes­day claimed that they raided a ho­tel in cen­tral Delhi’s Pa­har­ganj and res­cued eight Nepali women who were al­legedly be­ing traf­ficked to Gulf coun­tries.

On the other hand, Delhi Po­lice said in their press state­ment that the women have not al­leged be­ing ex­ploited or abused, and based on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted so far, all of them were hav­ing valid doc­u­ments.

Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (Cen­tral) Man­deep Singh Rand­hawa on Thurs­day that it is not a case of hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Mean­while, DCW claimed that they had re­ceived a tip-off from an NGO KI Nepal, which in­formed that Nepali women were kept con­fined at the ho­tel and were be­ing traf­ficked to Gulf coun­tries.

A raid was sub­se­quently con­ducted by the Com­mis­sion to res­cue the women.

“These women have been brought from earth­quakeaf­fected ar­eas in Nepal and were told that they will be given jobs in Delhi. How­ever, they were brought to the ho­tel and asked to wait there,” said a DCW of­fi­cial.

The of­fi­cial added that the ho­tel owner did not charge them for their stay and the passports of some of the girl was taken away by their agents.

“Af­ter wait­ing for sev­eral days in the ho­tel, some with­out their passports, the women be­came con­cerned and des­per­ate to re­turn to Nepal, but had no means to do so,” the of­fi­cial fur­ther said.

DCW chair­per­son Swati Mali­wal, in a press state­ment, said, “DCW and KI Nepal res­cued eight women from Ho­tel Omaxe Pa­har­ganj, who were be­ing traf­ficked to Gulf and promised jobs in Iraq and Kuwait. The ho­tel is also com­plicit in the crime.”

“Sadly, Delhi is a ma­jor tran­sit route for traf­fick­ing Nepalese women to Gulf. We urge the MHA and Nepal gov­ern­ment to end this crime,” she fur­ther said.

Mean­while, po­lice claimed that iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments of the women re­quired as per law are with the ho­tel.

They also claimed that all the women are above 20 years of age and were be­ing sent to a short stay home pro­vided by an NGO at­tached with the Nepal em­bassy.

DCW chair­per­son Swati Mali­wal at the ho­tel from which the women were res­cued

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