UN urges refugees to shun violence

Kathmandu, August 13:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged Bhutanese refugees to refrain from violence and the use of force while pressing with their demands.

Expressing serious concern about yesterday’s incident in Beldangi II camp in Jhapa,

the UNHCR today requested the refugees to express their grievances and differences in a peaceful manner.

In a statement, the UN body also asked the refugees to “demonstrate civil responsibility and establish an environment of law and order and mutual respect for each other’s views.”

The UNHCR has also refuted news reports saying that the UN agency is circulating information papers on resettlement.

“UNHCR continues to work closely with the Government of Nepal and any information on resettlement will only be circulated on instruction from the government.”