Many are rescued but the wait to go home is long despite India and Bangladesh having an inter-country task force for about a decade to organize repatriations, said campaigners. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. And nobody wants to stay here. About the same time, about 1, km away in New Delhi, Mosharaf Hossain, head of the consular section of the Bangladesh High Commission, was clearing travel permits for a rising number of rescued trafficking victims stranded in India. I met girls in Kerala who had been staying at a government shelter for seven years waiting. In the past year Hossain has visited shelters across the country, including a shelter run by the non-profit Rescue Foundation in Pune where he met Payal about two weeks ago. She shared her story and her address with him, which was verified.
In the past year Hossain has visited shelters across the country, including a shelter run by the non-profit Rescue Foundation in Pune where he met Payal about two weeks ago.
Oral health of 12-year-old Bangladeshi children.
And nobody wants to stay here. She shared her story and her address with him, which was verified. In May this year, 22 girls left the shelter for home, and travel permits have now arrived of 18 of the 19 girls there now. Padiyara is delighted to get the girls home but does fear early repatriations could lead to acquittals of the accused in these cases. The waiting period has shrunk to two weeks to a month from four to five months as Hossain follows up on each case with officials and police in Bangladesh and coordinates with charities on both sides of the border to verify addresses and arrange phone calls between the parents and the child. Over the past two years Hossain has been on a mission to speed up the repatriation of Bangladeshi girls trafficked to India for the sex industry. Shiny Padiyara, superintendent of the Rescue Foundation shelter in Pune, has seen girls get restless with the long wait.