Eight girls from the State of Manipur who have been trafficked to Myanmar have been rescued from Yangoon on Saturday with the intervention of the Government of Manipur .
All the girls are from Churachandpur and they made a distress call to the Office of the Superintendent of Police, Churachandpur, requesting to rescue them as they are likely to be sent to Thailand or Singapore .
On receiving the distress call, the Home Department immediately contacted the Indian Embassy officials in Yangoon, conveyed a press release issued by the Additional Chief Secretary, (Home) .
It informed that with the help of Myanmar police and Indian Embassy officials, all the eight girls were rescued from a hostel located near Yangoon Railway station.
They are now under the protection of Myanmar police and a case has been registered in this regard at Churachandpur women police station, it stated .
Two individuals have been arrested in connection with trafficking the girls, it add.