Over 6,000 Nepali trafficked in 2015-16: Rights body

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Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Human trafficking has significantly increased in Nepal with over 6,000 Nepalis having been trafficked in the 2015-16 fiscal alone, according to the latest report of the National Human Rights Commission.

The “Trafficking in Persons Report 2015-16”, released on Tuesday, claimed that around 4,000 people, 70 per cent of them girls, went missing during that period, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The estimated number of trafficking victims stands at 23,200 with an estimate of 6,100 persons as trafficked, 13,600 persons as victims of attempted trafficking and 3,900 persons have remained missing,” the report said.

The NHRC has been publishing the National Reports on Trafficking in Persons since 2005.

The data is based on monitoring and field visits of various districts from both governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the judiciary.

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