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 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