The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued 16 Nepali girls from Delhi’s Munirka area Tuesday night. The girls are believed to have been on their way to be trafficked to Iraq and Kuwait, DCW chief Swati Maliwal tweeted.
Spokesperson at the Foreign Ministry Bharat Paudel said the Nepali Embassy in Delhi is collecting details about the rescue.
The DCW activists managed to retrieve the girls during a raid at around 1 am last night.
Maliwal tweeted that these girls been trafficked to India from Nepal, and were being sent to the Middle East next.
“The traffickers had taken away their passports, locking them up in a tiny room we saved them from today,” Maliwal tweeted in Hindi. “This trafficking operation had been going on for eight months. Seven other girls have already been sent to Kuwait and Iraq 15 days ago. We have no idea what may have happened to them!”