Mizoram Court Sends Rohingya Girls to Protection Home

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A local court of Mizoram ordered that eight Rohingya girls who were rescued by the Mizoram Police from Dungtlang village in Champhai district should be sent to a protection home in Aizawl.

The court on Friday instructed the police and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the district to choose a women protection home which would be able to accommodate the Rohingya girls reported to be victims of human trafficking. Police said that the girls were allegedly abducted from a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh and brought to Mizoram to be sent to Myanmar.

The girls were rescued on Monday last from Dungtkang village in Mizoram and police informed that the girls were being taken to Myanmar from Bangladesh via India. It was in April last that eight Rohingya women who were trying to enter Mizoram without any travel documents were detained by the state police at the Mizoram-Assam border.

The women while interrogated by police said that some people abducted them from a market in Bangladesh on April 19 and brought them to Silchar in Assam.

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