Together against trafficking

July 30, 2019 00:30 am

We must hold the governments of IOM’s member states accountable when they fail to protect the traffickers’ victims

Morang, July 19: Police has rescued Karan Limbu, 26, and 11 others while they were being taken to India.

NUWAKOT, July 17: The ward chairperson of Dupcheshwore-1, Ghyangfedi of Nuwakot Sun Bahadur Tamang, sentenced on the charge of trafficking women, has been acquitted by the Patan High Court.

FAISALABAD, June 18: At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn’t bring herself to say what they were doing to her.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Fifteen Nepali nationals who were trafficked to war-torn Libya were rescued on Sunday, the Nepali Embassy in Egypt said.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

KATHMANDU, April 17: A Kenyan court has charged a man of Indian origin holding dual passport of Great Britain and Canada with sex trafficking of 12 Nepali women. The man in question owns a club in Kenyan city of Mombasa from where Nepali women were rescued earlier this week.

SURKHET, March 31: District Police Office here has registered 64 cases related to drug trafficking and drug abuse combined in the recent eight months. The District Police arrested 109 persons- 14 women and 95 men- in this connection and initiated investigation for the action.

19 women rescued from trafficking

February 25, 2019 16:31 pm

RANJHA, Feb 25: Nineteen Nepali women who were being taken towards India probably for trafficking were rescued from the Nepalgunj border.

Trafficking-free Nepal

December 12, 2018 01:00 am

Lack of employment opportunities within Nepal has forced many Nepali women to move to foreign lands, where they get trafficked

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: As a part of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, a book comprising the ‘Research on Hostile cases of Human Trafficking’ was launched at Indreni Foodland, New Baneshwor on Friday. Maiti Nepal organized the event in coordination with ‘Free A Girl’ among a number of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: While hundreds of Nepalis are said to be victims of human trafficking every year, only a handful of them file a police report.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has attributed the Kanchanpur incident to free export and import of narcotic drugs and consumption of alcohol.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Hamro Samman Project under United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined hand with its development partners and private sectors to counter trafficking in persons in Nepal.

ILAM, July 20: The Indian gateway to eastern Nepal, Pashupatinagar has become the main 'transit' for human trafficking in recent days .Despite being aware that human trafficking through Pashupatinagar is much higher than through other customs points along the eastern border, the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to this. By taking advantage of the open border, human traffickers sell people to India and many other countries by citing various reasons such as foreign employment, health, meeting relatives among others. According to Maiti Nepal, this customs point is used for trafficking girls and boys from as many as 52 districts including Ilam.

It’s easy to cross the border between Nepal and India. Too easy. Most of its 1,600km is marked by simple, 30cm-high concrete piles. There is no wall, no fence, no barbed wire. In fact, some farmers have fields that are part in Nepal and part in India.

KANCHANPUR, June 4: Police on Sunday evening arrested three persons including an Indian national involved in taking a young girl from Mahakali municipality of Kanchanpur to India.

KOHALPUR, March 30: On May 15, 2016, a 19-year-old girl of Sindhupalchowk was rescued by police from Kohalpur bus station. Lakpa Sonam Lama, 36, and Dindu Tamang, 26 of Sindhupalchowk were caught red-handed while transporting the girl to India. They had persuaded the girl into travelling with them to India luring her with good job. They had successfully crossed all the check points while leaving their home district. After a tip-off, police reached the spot and nabbed them.

KOHALPUR, March 28: On May 15, 2016, a 19-year-old girl of Sindhupalchowk was rescued by police from Kohalpur bus station. Lakpa Sonam Lama, 36, and Dindu Tamang, 26 of Sindhupalchowk were caught red-handed while transporting the girl to India.

NUWAKOT, Mar 23: A local level representative here has been convicted in the women trafficking case and handed a 37-year jail sentence.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Police have arrested popular fight director Rajendra Khadgi from Thamel, Kathmandu on Thursday on human trafficking charges.

PARSA, Feb 1: Criminals dealing in narcotics have been found using pregnant women and new mothers in its trafficking.

One nabbed for human trafficking

January 1, 2018 14:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A person has been arrested in the case of human trafficking. Chitra Prasad Dhungel, 35 of Sundarharaaicha municipality-8, Morang has been nabbed by the Central Investigation Bureau, Maharajgunj.

UDAYAPUR, Dec 24: Police in Udayapur district have arrested as many as 122 people suspected of being involved in drug smuggling and usage. Among the arrested, District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur has filed cases against 56 suspects in the district court.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A Malaysian court has acquitted a Nepali migrant worker on drug trafficking charges. Bhim Bahadur Nepali of Siraha district, who worked as a security guard in Malaysia, was charged with trafficking drugs a year ago. The Malaysian laws deem drug smuggling illegal and slap a capital punishment.

Trafficking survivors as filmmakers

December 14, 2017 09:40 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The public screening of a collection of short films titled ‘Remembrances- Reflections of Healing’ was held at the Outdoor Adventure Center Nepal in Thamel on Monday. The screening was organized by VOW Media along with their partner organization Shakti Samuha.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Concluding that the officials of the Department of Immigration, staffers of airline companies and security personnel at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been involved in human trafficking, a parliamentary panel has suggested the concerned authorities to investigate and punish those involved in the misdeed.

TRISHULI, July 27: Police have arrested four youths while trafficking a woman of Dupcheswor rural municipality-1, Ghyangphedi in Nuwakot.

TRISHULI(Nuwakot), July 26: Man Bahadur Tamang, 44, of Ghyangfedi of Dupcheshwor-1 in Nuwakot has been arrested on the charge his direct involvement in girl trafficking case dating back to nine years ago.

SAN ANTONIO, July 23: Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Human trafficking has significantly increased after the earthquake of 2015, shows a recently published report of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The revelation was made after reports of trafficking or attempts to traffic roughly around 23,000 Nepalis during the fiscal year 2015/16.

RATNAGAR, June 10: The people's representatives in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29 have been given training against trafficking in persons and about their duties, responsibilities and rights.

KATHMANDU, April 20: In a shocking revelation, health camps are found being used or rather misused as a means of creating a base for human organ smuggling.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Domestic Workers Concern Society has said the directive of the Parliamentary International Relations and Labour Committee to prevent domestic workers from going abroad for employment would increase incidences of women trafficking in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Many education consultancies in the country are reportedly involved in cheating, human trafficking, embezzling foreign currency and money laundering.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The 23rd Asian Regional Conference of Interpol concluded Friday, launching a new project to identify and dismantle organized crime networks behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: In a recent operation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police, a 39-year-old woman was found to be involved in trafficking pharmaceutical drugs in order to collect bail amount for her husband who was sent to jail in a similar charge few months back.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 20: At a time when booming cross-border drugs trafficking has become a deep concern, a recent agreement reached between security chiefs of Mahottari district and Bihar state of India to jointly curb the trafficking is set to bring some respite to both the countries. The agreement was reached in a meeting held at Sitamadi of Bihar on Monday.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 19: At a time when booming cross-border drugs trafficking has become a deep concern, a recent agreement reached between security chiefs of Mahottari district and Bihar state of India to jointly curb the trafficking is set to bring some respite to both the countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police has arrested five people on the charge of trafficking pharmaceutical drugs from the capital.

ILAM, Oct 5: A total of 400 women and children have been rescued from various border points with India while being taken to there likely for sex trafficking in the past eight months, shows a data made available by the Maiti Nepal, a non-government organization mainly focused on combating child and women trafficking. They all were lured with the promise of better jobs in India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has been honored with the Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award on Monday for its 'exceptional' contribution in combating wildlife trafficking in Nepal.

NEW DELHI, Sept 3: Police rescued 22 Nepali women from a hotel in New Delhi who were allegedly being trafficked from the  Himalayan nation to the Middle East, and are searching for two suspects, officers said Saturday.

Women trafficking continues unabated

August 31, 2016 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Scores of poor Nepali women travel abroad on a daily basis upon promises of a good job. Many of the unsuspecting women often land in trouble as they are duped by human traffickers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The authorities have not been able to identify the people involved trafficking aspirant migrant workers to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka illegally.

KATHMANDU, July 31:  Former Board member of Everest Insurance and Owner of HP Gas Pvt. Ltd.  Ratan  Sanghai has been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau on the charge of drugs trafficking.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Lack of awareness of the law and the social stigma around human trafficking keep many victims in Nepal from approaching the courts, even as the number of such cases being prosecuted is slowly rising, a district court judge said.

NEPALGUNJ, July 18: Human trafficking has been on the rise from Nepalgunj-based Jamunaha transit point at the Nepal-India border, according to a report published by Banke district chapter of Maiti Nepal, an organization active against human trafficking.

KAHTMANDU, July 11: The District Court of Kathmandu has remanded Rajani Shrestha, the managing director of Putalisadak-based Sara Link International Pvt Ltd., to seven-day police custody over allegations of her involvement in trafficking nine Nepali children to the United States of America.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Police have started investigation against Rajani Shrestha, the managing director of Putalisadak-based Sara Link International Pvt Ltd., on suspicion of trafficking nine Nepali children to the United States of America.