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8 Rohingya women sent back to Assam

The Mizoram police sent back eight young Rohingya women, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, to neighbouring Assam on Friday after they were arrested near the border of the two States in Kolasib district a day ago, police said. The women , aged between 18-22, were produced before a fast-track court, which fined them ₹50 each and ordered that they be pushed back to Assam, police said.

The State police handed them to the Young Muslim Association of Bagha town in Assam’s Cachar district.

The women have been identified as Toyabah Begum, Tasim, Noorkayash, Atariza, Swaminara Begum, Rubina, Sanwara Begum and Serkhu.

Source: thehindu.com

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