Sweepers on eviction notice

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Nov 21: The government has delayed the eviction of wet sweepers in the country by another one months. In a notice the immigration department said, the sweepers who are not Bhutanese have to leave the country by end of December.

The government said, consideration is being made since most children of these sweepers are attending schools.

Some have already left the country as the immigration department dispatches the deportation letter. Despite that, the immigration department does not have a record of how many sweepers are in the country.

Earlier this year, the government had issued warning to 100 recorded sweepers to leave country by October 31 saying they have no legal document to stay in the country.