422 Bhutanese refugees resettled so far

Damak, May 10:

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has resettled 422 Bhutanese refugees to third countries so far. IOM has informed Nepali security officials that it has resettled 422 refugees to different countries including the US, a source said.

IOM has been carrying out its work related to the resettlement of Bhutanese refugees after establishing its office at Damak of Jhapa district since September.

Meanwhile, Bhutanese refugees asked IOM to provide transparent information regarding the resettlement process. Refugees supporting the resettlement and those objecting it have been disputing ever since the resettlement process began. The Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist), which is most vocal against the resettlement, has been demanding an all-out end to the resettlement process.

Meanwhile, 19 refuges of Sanischare camp of Morang district were today sent to Kathmandu for resettlement to third country. Tikaram Adhikari who was abducted by an unidentified gang sometime ago is among those taken to Kathmandu today.