Gaya, Feb. 18: From the dark alleys of flesh trade to the wedding stage, it was a difficult journey for the two women from Bengal in their twenties.
The duo — one of them a resident of Malda and the other from South 24 Parganas district in Bengal — got married here today following an initiative of Jan Jagran Sansthan (JJS), a voluntary organisation working against human trafficking.
JSS programme manager of Gaya district Uday Singh, who supervised the marriage of the two girls trafficked and forced into flesh trade, said all legal formalities and rituals were conducted for the wedding. One of the women got married to a youth of Chhotki Nawada under Delha police station in Gaya town. His parents work as special police officers. The other woman’s husband is from Matai village in the Tekari area and supports his family by working as a cultivator.
Singh said the organisation has so far arranged weddings of five girls who were among nine rescued from a red light district on December 17, 2012. Three victims have returned with their parents, while two were married off today. Singh said four women were still with JSS.