September 1, 2016 07:27 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare has rescued five children from Punjab, India.
The Ministry with the help of Nepali Embassy, India, and Maiti India, rescued the children and brought them to Kathmandu Thursday evening. The children are between 12-16 years of age. Of them, two are girls.
The children were trafficked to India from Salyan, Jajarkot and other districts, according to the Ministry.
Secretary at the Ministry, Madhu Prasad Regmi, said that the children would be handed over to their families after the identification of their respective families.
Joint-Secretary at the Ministry, Radhika Aryal, said that the girls would be handed over to Maiti Nepal and the boys to Chhorachhori organization. The Ministry has urged the bodies concerned to keep the name of the children confidential. RSS