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Police asked to send rescued Rohingya girls to protection home

 AIZAWL, June 22 - A local court on Friday 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 police said.

Champai district is located near the Mizoram-Myanmar border.

The court 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.

“The girls were allegedly abducted from a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh and brought to Mizoram to be sent to Myanmar,” the police said.

These Rohingya girls were rescued from Dungtkang village in Mizoram on Monday. According to the police, the girls were being taken to Myanmar from Bangladesh via India. – PTI

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