Asylum seekers, absentees of official registration conducted in 2006 and registered exiled Bhutanese, who have been waiting for their identity cards or whose rations have been suspended due to various reasons, have continued their hunger strike on the third day.
They have demanded prompt registration and refugee status before conducting the elections of Camp Management Committees (CMC) in various camps.
Over a dozen of such Bhutanese have been carrying out their protest program in Sanischare camp since Monday.
They have displayed various placards with slogans – what is my identity?, ensure my food, shelter and identity, etc.
The agitating folks have also warned that they wouldn’t allow conducting CMC elections if their demands are not met.
The group leading such people has been claiming that around 3,190 are in need of their refugee status.
Reported by Jagen Gautam for BNS from Sanischare camp