Former Commissioner of National Human Rights Commission Nepal and noted human rights defender from Kathmandu, Sushil Pyakurel, claimed that the ongoing third country resettlement program has violated refugees’ right to return home with dignity and honor.
Talking to local reporters at Damak of Jhapa, activist Pyakurel even accused the United Nations Organization (UNO) of taking Bhutan’s side in allowing the resettlement program move ahead uninterrupted.
He said, UNO should have put pressure on its member state Bhutan and ask to accept exiled Bhutanese back home.
Pyakurel also urged the Nepal government to listen at demands of those refugees who wish to return to their home from the refugee camp itself.
“Dignified return is durable solution to two-decade long refugee imbroglio,” Pyakurel expressed, adding, “The ongoing resettlement has brought separations of family members. And, that is a very sad and sentimental part.”