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Woman stranded in Kuwait returns home

KATHMANDU: Anu Tamang, a resident of then Mahakali village development committee in Nuwakot district has been rescued from Kuwait and returned home. She had been left stranded by her broker.
After reaching Kuwait via India, Tamang faced physical and mental torture at the hands of her employer. Following the incident, she made an appeal via social media and the government rescued her.
Tamang returned home on Friday morning, according to Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Rudradevi Sharma. The Foreign Ministry, the Women Ministry and the Department of Foreign Employment worked with other agencies to rescue her.

There has been increasing trend of Nepalis, especially those using illegal channels, falling victim like Tamang. In the previous fiscal year, 311 Nepalis trapped in various countries including India, Myanmar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were rescued and returned home, according to the Ministry of Women.

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