New Delhi, July 25: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday rescued sixteen young girls from an apartment in Delhi’s Munirka who were trafficked from Nepal.
The rescued girls have been sent to a shelter home.
Speaking to ANI, DCW chief, Swati Maliwal stated that the girls were being trafficked to Iran and Kuwait in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
“An Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) had informed us that the girls are being trafficked to Iran and Kuwait on the pretext of jobs offer today. Apart from these 16 girls, there were at least seven others who have already been trafficked to the two gulf nations,” she said.
The DCW chief further added “I reached Munirka with my team and informed the Delhi Police. We rescued the girls together. The girls told us how the agents had promised them jobs in the Iran and Kuwait. They were cramped up in a small room”.
She also urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intervene and direct the police to take stringent action.