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DNC marks 17 foundation day; calls India to resolve refugee issue

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The Druk National Congress (DNC), which was founded in 1994 under the leadership of Rongthong Kunley Dorji, said it celebrated its 17th foundation day at its Kathmandu office, Thursday.

DNC President Dorji stands in front of the anniversary cake at Kathmandu-based office

Party president Dorji reminded the members and friends present during the celebration programme that the struggle to establish the democracy and human rights in Bhutan is not ended even after the transition of country to constitutional monarchy in 2008, according to a press statement circulated by the party on Friday.

“The perceive changes that are visible in country is deceptive. In fact, the responsibility has increased from earlier times with challenging environment in Bhutan where the king now enjoys the immense power drawn from the constitution,” said Dorji in a statement issued by the party today.

According to his claim, democracy has arrived in Bhutan with the efforts and sacrifice of Bhutanese people. “However, the genuine democracy is still denied to Bhutanese, meaning further efforts and sacrifices are a must.”

The party has demanded the government to release political prisoners unconditionally and initiation of honorable repatriation of the Bhutanese in exile.

The statement further said, “The DNC expresses high expectation and hope on India for the positive action towards the long-standing refugee imbroglio.”

On the occasion, the DNC also thanked its supporters and fellow-countrymen living abroad for their continuous supports and expected the same in future.


  1. Not India ! We have to call fellow Bhutanese for this job. They(Bhutanese) are the only people who can bring the targetted change in the country.

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