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Ugandan women forced into sex trade, India asks High Commission to provide consular services

New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has asked Ugandan High Commission to provide consular services to three Ugandan women who were held hostage by a drug and prostitution racket in South Delhi's Khirki extension. The

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 04, 2014 18:11 IST ]
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ugandan women forced into sex trade india asks high commission to provide consular services

New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has asked Ugandan High Commission to provide consular services to three Ugandan women who were held hostage by a drug and prostitution racket in South Delhi's Khirki extension.


The women had complained to the Delhi government that their passports and other important documents have been taken away by the African people who duped them.

They have reportedly requested the government to help arrange their safe return to Uganda. 

The women had approached the Aam Admi party in Delhi which further took the matter to Ministry of External Affairs.

“The city administration has approached us after which we have requested Ugandan mission to provide consular access to these three women,” the Spokesperson in the MEA said.  

A Delhi government official said the women have alleged that their passports and other important documents have been taken away by the “drug mafia”.

“They were taken to the Deputy Commissioner's (South) office and their statements were registered under section 164 CrPC. We have already approached the MEA seeking protection to them. We also requested the Ministry to arrange for their return to Uganda,” he said.

The women said they live in Khirki Extension area of Malviya Nagar where controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti had allegedly led a group of AAP supporters in conducting a raid against some African women accusing them of involvement in a prostitution racket.

Congress and BJP as well as various women organizations had come down hard on Bharti for his action. 

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