Thursday, June 12, 2008

Attack on pro-resettlement refugees continues


Despite concerns expressed by the Core Group working on resettlement of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, attack on those willing be resettled is increasing.

According to, a news portal run by Bhutanese refugee journalists, an unidentified gang physically assaulted a family of Hari Kafle in Beldangi-I refugee camp, Sector C/2-126 Wednesday night.

The gang attacked the family at around 11 p.m. saying the family has chosen for third country resettlement.

Hari's family was called by the UNHCR on April 2 to proceed with the resettlement to third country.

The website quoted Krishna Maya, wife of Hari, saying that the gang initially inquired the reasons behind showing their interest towards resettlement.

Recently, the resettling countries had expressed serious concern over the increasing violence against those refugees giving interviews at UNHCR and IOM for resettlement and asked the government of Nepal for necessary security in the camps.

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