Days after that call from Shakhnozas friend, on October 5, Shokhista and her daughter Zamira, 34, flew down to India.
Thats how she met Uzbek national Masha and her Indian husband Gagan.
Some get infected with HIV and then pass this on to Uzbek prostitutes on their return.Until that evening, she would call very frequently, but after that, she made fewer calls.She was not a belly dancer!Two days after the escort hcmc abduction, on September 26, Pritam, a taxi driver who often drove Shakhnoza around in Delhi, told the Kotla Mubarakpur police how he had picked Shakhnoza, 27, from her hotel in Paharganj that morning and, after going around the city, had taken.Or is she still out there somewhere?The caller was Shakhnozas friend.In the letter, Naaz writes about her journey from Tashkent to Kathmandu via Almaty and Istanbul.Dilfoza and her acquaintances have been arrested by the police.We keep thinking of all this and cant sleep a wink.While on an average the charges for short-time service are Rs 8000- Rs 10,000, it goes up to Rs 25,000- Rs 30,000 for night services.According to the police's estimate, Delhi has more than 2,000 foreigners employed as sex-workers.12 The United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons ranks Uzbekistan as a ' Tier 2 Watch List ' country.A look at India's seedy prostitution cells is proof enough: several young girls and women, mostly from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, are trafficked and, alternately, lured to India with promises of a quick buck.During her school years in Tashkent, says 1984 escort Shokhista, Shakhnozas academic grades were as good as her dance moves.When she woke up almost an hour and a half later, she told me, she found herself in a different pair of innerwear, says Shokhista.We will find her, says Shokhista, adding they have clues that show she is alive.He talks about how six to seven girls share a single-room accommodation in upscale South Delhi colonies arranged by these brokers.It has come to light that while most of the girls enter this trade for the sake of easy money there are also some who get conned into the business.
She remembers breaking into a sweat as the voice at the other end told her Shakhnoza had been abducted minutes ago.
Sometimes I would threaten to walk out of the house if mom didnt pay me any attention.
Umeda, Rajnish Sharma and her sister Intizar Imomova alias Laila were arrested but released a year later for want of evidence.
Shokhista says Shakhnoza had told her about the August 16 party.
She had decided that she would spend the rest of her life in India.