Evangelism via Girl Trafficking

published on September 23, 2011

23 Nepalese kids rescued from home in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: Forty-two girls, including 23 from Nepal, were rescued from an orphanage in Coimbatore by district child welfare committee volunteers on Thursday. The raid took place after the Nepal embassy sought help from the Indian government to trace and rescue 50 Nepal girls who had gone missing from the country in recent years. Twenty-three of the missing girls were being kept at an orphanage in Coimbatore.
According to child welfare officials, a large number of children, especially girls, were reported missing from Nepal during the last 10 years. It was brought to the committees notice that 23 girls from Nepal were being lodged at Michael Job Orphanage at Sulur in Coimbatore.

The Nepal embassy had given the task of tracing the missing children to the Esther Benjamins Trust, a UK-based NGO working in Nepal, which rescues Nepalese children who have been trafficked or displaced to India. The trust recently found that over 23 of these girls were in an orphanage in Sulur. It approached the Indian embassy seeking help to rescue the children.
The Coimbatore district child welfare committee conducted a raid at the Michael Job Orphanage on Thursday. They rescued 42 children from the home and took them to Don Bosco Anbu Illam in Coimbatore city.

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