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Rohingya women being sold for Rs 2 lakh in J&K, agents make fortune
Kingpins earn Rs 1 lakh
11/29/2023 11:33:59 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Nov 29: Although J&K Police busted two back-to-back rackets involved in “selling” Rohingya women in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, trafficking of women from Myanmar and Bangladesh is going unabated despite crackdowns by police.
Sources said that the business of selling helpless Rohingya women is thriving because huge money involved in thse rackets.
Sources said that after being trafficked to Kashmir Valley from Bangladesh these women are often married rather than sold off to older men or those who are divorced or widowed.
There is a lot of money involved in these trafficking rackets. The network is big.
On average a woman is usually sold at Rs 2 lakh and the whole money is pocketed by the agents and kingpin.
“The kingpin usually earned Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh per woman so it is a very lucrative business for such agents”, sources said, adding, “Most of the women sold in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir are brought from Cox Bazaar in southeastern Bangladesh”.
On Monday two gangs involved in trafficking Rohingya women were busted simultaneously in the Jammu and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
While the Bandipora Police arrested a notorious kingpin of the gang namely Manzoor Alam son of Mohammad Ilyas, Jammu Police nabbed a Rohingya woman Fatima married in Ramban district along with five girls.
When Fatima was arrested from the Bathindi area on the outskirts of Jammu City, she was going to Kashmir Valley to sell these girls directly to the clients.
Bandipora Police not only arrested but also rescued two Rohingya women who were trafficked and sold in different parts of the district by agents.
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