14 women return after jail terms in IndiaBdnews24.com . Benapole
Fourteen Bangladeshi women, who went to India in search of jobs and were detained by the Indian police, have returned home after languishing about two years in a jail in the neighbouring country’s Maharashtra state.
The Border Security Force of India handed them over to the policemen at Benapole check-post in Jessore on Friday morning.
The returnees are ‘Lima’, 22, ‘Sweaty’, 20, ‘Shefali’ ,24, and Shefali’s two-year-old child Abdullah of Jessore district; ‘Fazila ,22, ‘Baby’, 19, ‘Ruma’,23, and ‘China’, 25 of Narail; ‘Aklima’, 21, of Gazipur; ‘Shefali’ ,25, of Jhenaidah; ‘Tania’ ,23, of Satkhira; Shamsunnahar, 26, of Barisal; ‘Dularani’ ,22, of Patuakhali and ‘Shakila’ ,21, of Madaripur districts.
Tania told the news agency that they went to India two years back with the help of touts hoping to get better jobs and were arrested by the Maharashtra police.
They all were sent to a Pune jail through the court.
Benapole check-post immigration officer-in-charge Quamruzzaman told said that an Indian NGO ‘Rescue Foundation’ helped the 14 women get release from the Pune jail and kept them under its supervision.
Their return was facilitated following correspondences between the two countries with the initiatives of ‘Rescue Foundation’ and Jessore-based NGO ‘Rights’.
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