DNC-D asks Nepali PM Khanal to find amicable solution of refugee stalemate

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The Druk National Congress–Democratic (DNC-D) has asked Nepali Prime Minister –elect Jhala Nath Khanal to find amicable solution to the long-standing Bhutanese refugee problem.

Issuing a congratulatory message to PM Khanal on Friday, DNC-D General Secreaty Narad Adhikari said, “We look forward that the new government of Nepal, under the charismatic leadership of Khanal, will give full priority to the Bhutanese refugee problem and take prompt and appropriate measures towards finding a comprehensive and amicable solution so that great justice could be bestowed to the Bhutanese refugees.”

The DNC-D also highlighted that the election of the new prime minister has ended a long political impasse in Nepal, giving new light and hope for everyone towards completing the peace process and drafting the new constitution for the country thereby paving the way for strengthening the newly established republican democracy in Nepal.

A statement issued this afternoon said, “Khanal, who comes from the eastern part of Nepal, where over one hundred thousand Bhutanese refugees have been living for the last two decades, is well aware of the genuine cause and the genesis of the Bhutanese refugee problem.”

According to the party’s claim, PM Khanal has always heard the grievances of the Bhutanese refugees keenly and closely, and assured several times that his party CPN-UML is strongly committed for materialising the right to repatriation of the Bhutanese refugees to their homestead with dignity and in security.

“DNC (Democratic), a constituent member of the NFD-Bhutan, coalition of all the major political parties in exile, takes this opportunity to pray and wish for the successful tenure of the new Prime Minister,” added he.

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  1. God bless all political parties in exile but do unite and raise with one voice.
    Another point to Narad ji, Why cant you all raise the issue of political prisoner there in Nepal. I hope, you know well about this issue. Please do help those our country folks. They are the true heroes, who had spent most of life in bhutan prison. I heard that they are not even getting medical help.

  2. YES IT IS RIGHT TIME TO PRESS ONCE AGAIN
    BUT WHAT ARE OUR DEMANDS THESE DAYS ? I MAY BE OUT OF TOUCH
    DO WE WNAT UNCONDITIONAL REPARTIATION? OR DUAL CITIZENSHIP TO NON RESIDENT BHUTANESE OR A VIBRIANT DEMOCRACY IN BHUTAN ?
    WE ALL SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING FOR OUR MOTHERLAND WHEREVER WE ARE .

  3. iwas really glade to read the press release by what we called leader but why don’t u still work on the side of those people who are recently released from the prison of bhutan and who are still under the harsh torture of bhutanese gov in the prison.or u all dame care about all those issues????????????????????think about ………….

  4. Hi All

    The bitter truth is that we have missed the boat with the current strategy and approach to engage with Bhutan. Asking support from the leaders from Nepal is like asking something from the dying person who have no idea when they will stop to breath.

    It may well take another 20 years for many of our well versed and educated leaders to recognise. The only option is change has to come from within and by negotiation.
    I have echoed many times but I will/have been an odd man out to talk which to many looks crazy.

    Many of our leaders have the vision of dreaming the history of Girja Prasad Koirala returning to Nepal after generation of living in India to be a champion.

    Why cannot we put the simple perspective and educate to young ones that:
    For Bhutan we are no more citizens legally, no country has opposed this. We only claim from outside. Yes I know the history and the law they are there and the whole world knows and even then they have decided to resettle us.
    We are resettling in the west to finish the refugee issue which is happening, I don’ think core group of country will invest so heavely to fly anyone back to Bhutan or Nepal.

    Other than demonizing Bhutan and criticising all from the beginning we have not embrace any Bhutanese values except holding Bhutanese flags in some occasions and few putting up ghos (at the same time majority criticising putting of ghos) and repeating the saga of 20 years.
    Yes, everyone has suffered, including me, my family and as many, many as others.
    But what is benefit of this criticism now and on and on?
    The whole world knows our perspective and also the RGOB is perspective and they are making neutral judgement.

    So my friends, “the way forward” as said by Julia Gillard Prime minister of Australia is “move forward”, open up new era and stop dreaming the gate will open with big arms in Phuntsholing, Samchi and Gelphu and bhangtar
    If possible develop friendship with everyone in Bhutan, mostly the young ones, offer charity in the poor regions, no matter what part of Bhutan it is, have a day in year to accept Bhutanese culture that makes the Bhutan proud and world will think and know that we love Bhutan by deed as well.

    At the movement, it is all one way traffic hating Bhutan by hundreds of media and reports and scratching the old wounds.. Why? What you will gain from this? Just few thank you to writers and satisfaction to other and few $$s of attend the conference and training for individual gains. What else???
    Just see Ang Sang Suchi- barely a week after her release she said, “I am open to dialogue with the Junta” This is where we have to learn from in my personal opinion.

    Many of you will write off me for this comment but history will show everything, my friends, let us follow the path that works. After all most of the leaders have learned and achieved more from Bhutan than 20 years in Nepal. Our English standard and leadership quality has come from education in one of the best institutions in the world (for most of the leaders).
    For all my comments to Bhutan I made, I feel we may have perhaps missed the boat guys…to bring Bhutan on the goodwill with us.

    If you and I cannot do anything good to Bhutan, lets keep the doors open for our children who may oneday go back to visit their heritage.
    Well reality bites! Isn’t it Mates????
    Parsu
    Melbourne