BNDP concerns hunger strike by Katwal

Published on Mar 03 2009 // Main News

Kathmandu, March 03, 2009: Bhutan National Democratic Party (BNDP) has urged the international community to look into the situatin of N. L. Katwal, who has started hunger strike in Chemgang central jail in Thimphu. 

The party has also asked the international community to put pressure on the government of Bhutan to address the genuine demands raised by Katwal, who has been serving unjustified prison sentence since last nine years. 

The party has expressed its ‘moral support’ to the demands put forward by Katel such as release of political prisoners unconditionally, repatriation of all the citizens evicted in 1990 and improvement of food quality and quantity served in Bhutanese jails.

His other demands are that though democracy has been established in Bhutan last year but fundamental human rights and democratic rights are not accorded to them those who fought for democracy and urged the international community including human rights organization to extend their help in realization of the freedom and democratic rights of Bhutanese citizens.