New Delhi, Apr 9 (PTI) Thirteen girls, who were victims of trafficking and rescued from flesh trade in New Delhi, have been trained in unarmed security guard job role, the National Skill Development Corporation announced today.

The girls had been undergoing the short-term skill training programme as part of a special project, under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY), it said.

“The 13 girls were rescued from GB Road, the infamous red-light area in Delhi, by Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), a special body of Delhi Police, which aims to safeguard the rights of women and children.

“In a special project, under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY), the girls underwent short-term skill training for a duration of one-month,” a release said.

Under the direction of the Juvenile Justice Committee chaired by Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court, the objective of this special project was to provide support and skill training to the disadvantaged girls and find them viable, alternate professions.

Post their rescue, the girls were provided shelter at the Nirmal Chhaya complex, a home for destitute, where they were counselled to manage their aggression, foresee the world of freedom and seek the path towards positive development.

The girls were further shifted to the Dwarka Homes for Women, for their protection and avoiding threats from their former agents.

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