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  • Ethnic cleansing : The Enigma of Bhutan

    , par BIRD Kai

    Dilli Ram Dhimal, 73, sits cross-legged on his bed in a bamboo shack in Goldhap, a camp that once housed some 5,000 Bhutanese refugees in southeastern Nepal. In a month he will arrive in America, a citizen of the New World. He stares at me through eyeglasses thick as a magnifying glass. He must (...)

  • Seminar on the Right to Repartition of Bhutanese Refugees

    , by People’s SAARC

    People’s SAARC 2010
    Seminar on the Right to Repartition of Bhutanese Refugees: Sharing testimonies by Bhutanese refugees with south Asian representatives
    25-26 April 2010, Birtamod, Jhapa, Nepal
    Organized by: South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) and the Bhutanese Refugees (...)

  • Bhutan: A democratic facade to hide oppression

    , by PETERSON Ben

    If you’ve read what the mainstream media has had to say about Bhutan in the last year then you would probably have a strong impression of Bhutan and its government: a monarchy that has “given up its power” and embraced democracy.
    You would probably know of a government that has chosen to strive (...)

  • Royally Regimented Polls in Bhutan

    , by CPI (ML) Liberation

    The elections to Bhutan’s National Assembly on March 24 couldn’t be a greater contrast with the Constituent Assembly elections of April 10 in Nepal. Whereas the Nepalese polls reflected the full force of energy and tumult of the years of struggle against the monarchy, Bhutan’s first-ever elections (...)

  • Bhutan Learns to Vote

    , by THAKURIA Nava

    A remote Buddhist kingdom prepares for an experiment in electoral politics with an April 21 dress rehearsal before the big day.
    Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between Nepal, India and China, is off on a new adventure. Dragon King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, who abdicated from the (...)