Few among blacklisted leave camps, journo threat condemned

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USA, September 14: Among the eight blacklisted refugees, at least three have decided to leave camps as soon as possible citing security reasons.

BNS correspondent in Beldangi camp in Jhapa Nepal informed that Subash Acharya, former camp secretary of Beldangi-II extension has already left camp and has strongly demanded for his security at the Refugee Coordination Unit (RCU), UNHCR and local authorities.

Copy of the appeal for security released by Gopal Gurung.
Copy of the appeal for security released by Gopal Gurung.

Our correspondent quoted Acharya as saying that Gopal Gurung and T. B. Thapa will also leave the camp soon.

Gurung and Acharya in separate appeals to RCU and UNHCR have urged the security for their family members in camps. D. R. Katel, one of the names in blacklist issued by Druk Leopard, who is now at the IOM transit centre in Kathmandu, will fly to USA within these few days under resettlement program.

A newly formed group calling itself as ‘Druk Leopard’ had issued warnings of physical attacks to at least eight refugees from various camps.

The group had warned those refugees to leave the camps soon along with their families or to face severe physical actions. Leopard has accused those people of leading the repatriation movement at the initial days and now becoming involved in pushing their relatives and family members to third countries.

Besides Thapa, Gurung, Katel and Acharya, the other blacklisted refugees includes Bhakta Ghimirey (former chief editor of Sandesh Saptahik), Pratap Subba (former camp secretary of Sanischare camp), Narad Muni Sanyashi (camp secretary of Beldangi-II) and I. B. Khadka.

Meanwhile, the Bhutan Chapter of Third World Media Network (TWMN) has shown deep concern towards the warning issued to senior exiled journalist Bhakta Ghimire. twmn_logo

“It is sad to learn that even journalists are threatened inside refugee camps,” reads the statement, which has asked the concerned group to respect the rights of journalists to work in a free and secured atmosphere.

TWMN- Bhutan Chapter has also urged the support of Federation of Nepali Journalists and International Federation of Journalists to help create conducive environment for exiled Bhutanese journalists to exercise their right to reporting.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hey guyz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    f0rming leopards,elephants,g0ats,m0nkeys,snacks,dogs watever u can’t do nothing never n ever.
    If u wanna do real thing go n do it in bhutan.Do great n deep momment in bhutan n so to this world about u r changes in bhutan.
    N only u all are leapord.
    doing postering in belcity bange bajar baikanaka rukhharu,sakhuwaka rukharu,is nothing.
    this rukhharule kehi pani boldainan ta??????????
    Plz do in bhutan .guyz bhutan is waiting more leapord,monkeys,elephants n all.
    plz do not do in camps in camps all are our poor mum n dad,huts with kharka chana,k garnu guyz camp ma badmas garera…..
    mero advice bhaiharulai especially camp ka young babu harulai plz think u r future..don’t do illigal things in camp becoz we have spend our 17 yrs of terrible life in camp so plz do good reputation la bhaiharu….
    yedi bhutan ma kehi garyou bhane sabai duniya khusi hune thiye!!!!!!!!!!
    la ta bhaiharu giddichai nagara hai!!!!!!!!!!
    Namastey!!!!!!!!!

  2. leopard ,Tiger, COBRA ,CAT ,DOG,mouse ,ETC all are the natural animal which is the creature of God.BUT,THIS TYPES OF ANIMALS’NAME WHICH IS TITLED IN VARIOUS FORMS, DEFINITELY WORSEN THE IMAGE OF SOCIETY..THUS, I RECOMMEND THE CONCERNED PEOPLES TO THINK OVER IT DEEPLY,BECAUSE ITS THE WASTE OF VALUABLE TIME ,,,,,