Embassy in UAE starts probe into ‘human trafficking’ caseThe Embassy of Nepal in Abu Dhabi has started investigation into a case in which human trafficking on the pretext of a cultural programme is suspected.
The Embassy of Nepal in Abu Dhabi has started investigation into a case in which human trafficking on the pretext of a cultural programme is suspected.
An organisation by the name of Creative Group and Association of Nepali Youth Immigrants in the United Arab Emirates had invited some “national artists” from Nepal for a “Valentine’s Night” programme on February 12. A group 10 Nepali artistes was supposed to perform at the programme in Abu Dhabi. The main artistes returned home after the programme but five persons in the group, who were said to be “dancers”, stayed back in the UAE.
“ I paid Rs 150,000 to ‘the agents’ and came here with the cultural group,” said a woman, who has been living in Sharjah, over phone, admitting that she entered the UAE as a dancer of the cultural group. “Each individual paid Rs 150,000 to 300,000,” she said.
Dipak Khadka, general secretary of the UAE Non Resident Nepali Association, informed that they have requested the Nepali Embassy and concerned authorities to take legal action against the guilty. However, one Mahesh Giri who had filed an application at the embassy to bring Nepali artistes, dismissed that he had any involvement in human trafficking.