Thursday, September 11, 2008

Meaningful dialogue to resolve Bhutanese refugee issue stressed

Source: Rising Nepal

JHAPA, Sept.10: Political leaders of Nepal and Bhutan Wednesday underscored multilateral dialogues to address the protracted Bhutanese refugee problem. 

Speaking at an interaction between the leaders of Nepal and Bhutan here in Birtamod, they demanded meaningful dialogue among Nepal, Bhutan, India and refugee representatives.

Jhapa-in-charge of the CPN-Maoist Sandesh said that his party was against third country resettlement of the Bhunese refugees.

"We are against the Indian interest of sending the Bhutanese refugees to the third country and we are ready to support their mission of repatriation."

Chhabilal Kharel of Bhutanese Communist Party (MLM) said that the refugee problem should be taken as a class struggle of Bhutan because the problem is directly linked with the liberation of the working class.

It was time to hold dialogue among Nepal, Bhutan, India and Bhutanese refugees to repatriate them to their home country, he added.

Badri Bhattarai of CPN-UML, Jyoti Singh Darlami of Janamorcha Nepal and Bhutanese activist DP Kafle expressed their views at the programme.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Repatriation is the outmost priority of Bhutanese Refugee and it has been always overshadowed by the lack of interest of both Bhutan and Nepal. India has always tried to keep itself at a distance from this problem. Involving refugee in the talk is one thing but if only India agrees to mediate the dialogue then the situation would be different.