The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bhutan, Sikkim journos sign accord


GANTOK, SIKKIM (India), June 22 - With a view to exerting pressures for the repatriation of Bhutanese refugees, Bhutan Press Union (BPU) and Press Club of Sikkim signed an agreement, Thursday.
As per the four-point agreement, they would also raise issues for establishing democracy and press freedom in Bhutan. According to Hari Khanal, advisor of BPU, journalists in both the countries would carry news reports on the Bhutanese refugees on a regular basis.

"As we felt that cooperation of the people of north-east India for the solution of Bhutanese refugees' problems was necessary, we have reached this agreement to publicize the refugee-related issues in these areas," said he.

The Press Club of Sikkim also agreed to invite BPU reporters and send representatives for exchanging information. The tabloids in Sikkim would also cover news

and opinion on refugee issues. A team of reporters is also scheduled to visit the refugee camps.

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