Refugees condemn Bhutan PM

Damak, November 22:

The Bhutanese Refugees Representative Repatriation Committee (BRRRC) has expresseed dissent over recent remarks made by Wangje Nidup, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, on the status of the refugees.

Nidup, on November 19, had labelled the Bhutanese refugees as ‘illegal immigrants’.

Noting that the statements came at a time when the Nepal-Bhutan Joint Verification Team had made classification of refugees living in the Khudunabari refugee camp, the BRRCC issued a press statement here today, calling on the Prime Minister to prove that the latter were illegal immigrants and not the Bhutanese nationals.

The umbrella organisation of Bhutanese refugees noted that, during India’s Republic Day, King Jigme Singhe Wangchuk had said that his nationals have been living in Nepal.

The press release, undersigned by the Bhutanese Refugees Representative Repatriation Committee chairperson, Dr Bhampa Rai, has also accused the King of touring the nation with to impose the proposed constitution.