444 women, girls from west Nepal go out of contact after reaching India, third countries

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Ranjha: As many as 444 women and girls who reached various nations from western Nepal for employment opportunities have gone out of contact. 

The data is based on the applications submitted at the Maiti Nepal, Nepalgunj chapter in 2022 with the requests for their search. 

As said by chapter coordinator Keshab Koirala, in 2022 the organization received 693 applications to find out the whereabouts of girls and women. Of them, only 249 were found.

Families and relatives of women and girls who lost contact with the families after reaching India and other third countries sought the organization’s help to find their whereabouts. 

Similarly, 529 women and girls who were at risk were turned back from the Jamunaha transit point along the Nepal-India border in Banke. 

During the interrogations, they were found to have left their home without family consultations, for employment, or for a trip.