The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

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Monday, May 21, 2007

'King main cause Bhutan's suffring'

Tuesday, May 22,2007
KATHMANDU: Mr. Thinley Penjore, the President of Druk National Congress and Vice Chairman of Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee, has said that “if there is any human zoo to be visited, it is Bhutan where people live a dictated and a docile life under the illusive policy of “driglam namzha”-the so called etiquette of life”. Mr. Penjore made these observations today in Kathmandu at an IFA-Institute of Foreign Affairs-Seminar on “different dimensions of Bhutanese refugee problems”. Mr. Penjore making a short remark at the inaugural session of the said seminar also squarely blamed the Bhutanese monarch for the continued sufferings of the Bhutanese refugees. Look what he says of the Bhutan King: “the Bhutanese King is solely responsible for refugee making and leaving a declining legacy for the new regime”.

Nevertheless, Mr. Penjore demands New Delhi intervention in sorting out the refugee crisis. He says, “It is our belief that a slight move by Delhi will make the difference in helping to bring about an amicable solution to the refugee imbroglio”.

(The author’s full text will be available at the Tuesday evening in our opinion column of the Telegraph Weekly dated May 23, 2007-ed. May 21, 2007)

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