Aid-agencies urged for ration, registration

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Exiled Bhutanese, who have been excluded from receiving facilities including the ration provided by the UNHCR, have obstructed the regular works at the offices of the aid-agencies, among others.
Despite their earlier vow to make the officials lay “pen-down”, the demonstrators in some locations even padlocked the offices of agencies. The demonstrations launched in various places in all seven camps led the offices of aid-agencies including the UNHCR, Lutheran World Federation, Nepal Red Cross Society, among others halted for hours.
Demanding that they be treated equally as other refugees in camps; provide ration and other facilities, the demonstrators even restricted aid-agency officials and Nepal government staffs from entering their offices early on Tuesday.
At estimated 3,000 plus exiled Bhutanese are reported to have been restricted from getting ration due to various reasons.

Exiled Bhutanese, who have been excluded from receiving facilities including the ration provided by the UNHCR, have obstructed the regular works at the offices of the aid-agencies, among others.

Demonstrators holding banners displaying their demands.
Demonstrators holding banners displaying their demands.

Despite their earlier vow to make the officials lay “pen-down”, the demonstrators in some locations even padlocked the offices of agencies. The demonstrations launched in various places in all seven camps led the offices of aid-agencies including the UNHCR, Lutheran World Federation, Nepal Red Cross Society, among others halted for hours.

Demanding that they be treated equal as other refugees in camps; provide ration and other facilities, the demonstrators even restricted aid-agency officials and Nepal government staffs from entering their offices early on Tuesday.

At estimated 3,000 plus exiled Bhutanese are reported to have been restricted from getting ration due to various reasons.

 

By Jeetan Subba & Arjun Pradhan/BNS

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Great. Join your hands for your Stomach Rights, I mean your two hands. That’s the best policy ahead for you dear, I think.
    No, but is “their” heart soft enough to restore your ration supply that way?

  2. Why you are demonstrating infront of the International agencies ?, And where had you been for such a long years ie. 17 years ? It is ridiculous to organise this fake demonstration , in the name of Ration. You are just doing the photocopy of nepalese people. ,, Think first before move towards your issues,,,,,

  3. Refugees should be treated equally. It is not a very healthy approach to demonstrate in front of the Aid-agencies, but as a last resort, they reserve the right to protest for their cause before The UN General Secretary. Please stop raising fingers at them saying ‘Where have you been for so long time.’ They are our fellow brothers and sisters. They don’t have any fault in not attending census organised by the UNHCR and Nepal Government as they had primary obligation to look after their family members. Let us not forget them any way. They need similar opportunities, services and privileges that we desire and they deserve this. Moreover, let us always raise this issue at all levels until a lasting solution is achieved.