Oct 24: Indo Bhutan Friendship Society (IBFS) has decided to expedite its campaign for establishing ‘people to people relationship’ and to work actively for finding an outlet to the problem of southern Bhutanese.
A conference held in New Delhi in India on Friday also decided that two delegations of IBFS will soon access the situation both in Bhutan and in camps.
According to wrapping up of conference, IBFS will launch ‘Indo-Bhutan Friendship rally’ from Delhi to Thimphu coinciding December 17, the national day of Bhutan.
Newly elected chairperson of IBFS Dr. Professor Ananda Kumar has stressed on the need to boost-up ‘people to people relationship’ to ensure bilateral relations.
Senior journalist Ananda Sworup Verma stated that discrimination system in Bhutan should be eliminated. Verma also cautioned that possibilities of violence were equally unavoidable if Bhutan government pays no heed to the problem.
Historian cum analyst A.C. Sinha said that India has always failed to protect its interest in Bhutan.
Meanwhile, Delhi-based exiled Bhutanese leader R. K. Dorji termed Bhutan’s democracy as fake one. “The real democracy in Bhutan is yet to be fostered,” added Dorji.
Addressing the conference, chairperson of Human Rights Organization of Bhutan S. B. Subba said that the offer of third country resettlement was forcefully imposed to refugees.
I. P. Adhikari, president of Association of Press Freedom Activists – Bhutan stressed on the need of establishing human rights mechanism in Bhutan. Four Bhutanese representatives including exiled journalist Vidhyapati Mishra also attended the program.