Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rights group urges SAARC leaders to address Bhutanese refugee crisis


Human Rights Organization of Bhutan (HUROB) has called on all SAARC leaders to address the Bhutanese refugee crisis as one of the major problems of South Asia at the 15th SAARC Summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka and come up with a firm decision to resolve it.

On behalf of over 1,00,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal who have been languishing in sub-human condition in seven camps in eastern Nepal for the past 18 years, HUROB called upon all SAARC emissaries to take the refugee issues as a common problem of South Asia.

HUROB made the call in a letter sent to all SAARC leaders through Nepal's SAARC representative Girija Prasad Koirala.

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