Refugees in Delhi to seek Indian support

New Delhi, June 26:

Bhutanese refugees arrived here today to garner Indian support and assistance in their effort to return homeland with honour through verification process.

They have intensified political meetings saying that Indian support is vital in realising

fruitful talks between Nepal and Bhutan regarding returning of refugees to their homeland.

Three leaders of National Front for Democracy (NFD) Narad Adhikari, Gopal Gurung and Raj Man Gurung held discussions with D Raja, general secretary of Indian Communist Party, a coalition partner in the government.

The team also met a senior leftist journalist Ananda Sworup Barma this evening.

NFD central spokesperson, Adhikari said six of its central members have been dispatched to Kolkata, Sikkim and Darjeeling with the same mission.

Raja has assured that his party will raise the issue before the government, Adhikari said.

The team will stay in Delhi for a week and try to meet Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukharjee, leaders of the seven leftist front and other ruling parties and urge them to visit the Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal, he said.

Our mission is to seek Indian route to return to homeland and to convince India that it should take initiatives to hold talks with Bhutan to repatriation of the refugees, he said.