KATHMANDU: Twenty-four Nepalese women have been rescued from western Nepal while being trafficked to India in the past six months.
The women were rescued by Nepal Police in coordination with various organisation from various transit points in Bardiya district along the open Nepal-India border.
Traffickers were taking women to India on the pretext of heading to third country destination either for medical treatment or shopping purposes, Bardiya Chief District Officer Bishnu Bahadur Thapa said.
Four transit points in Bardiya have been found sensitive from the security perspective for women, he said.
The traffickers are using the areas along the open border with India where there is no presence of security personnel as a trafficking route, he said.
"They do not use the areas where security personnel are deployed," Thapa added.
Jamuni Karnalipur, Gulariya, Ganeshpur and Dhanaura are the most sensitive transit points as listed by organisations working against the women trafficking.