Friday, November 23, 2007

Meeting in India to discuss refugee repatriation issue


Even as the process of third-country resettlement of Bhutanese refugees has started, some leaders of the refugees are meeting with Indian parties and rights activists in New Delhi, Thursday, to discuss the issue of repatriation.

Refugee leaders Rongthong Kinley, Dr. DNS Dhakal and Jagirman Lama will take part in the meeting organised by Bhutanese Solidarity Group, reports Nepal Samacharpatra daily.

The meeting will focus on highlighting the issue of repatriation of Bhutanese refugees and applying international pressure on Bhutan government in this regard.

According to Balram Poudel, chairman of Bhutan People's Party, Indian political leaders including Sitaram Yechury of CPM, D Raja of CPI, DP Tripathy of National Congress and Devdut Bishwas of Forward Bloc will participate in the meeting.

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