New underground party claims responsibility of Sarpang attack

Published on Feb 25 2011 // Main News

The Bhutan United Democratic Party (BUDP), which was never heard before, has claimed that its cadres ambushed a squad of Bhutan police on February 18 at Patabari of Sarpang district.

Issuing a press statement on Friday afternoon, the BUDP said it failed to disseminate the information in time due to “technical problem”.

“In the ambush three policemen were seriously injured and were immediately evacuated to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan for treatment and the rest who sustained minor injuries were treated in Galephu Hospital,” the statement said adding,” The BUDP takes full responsibility of the incidence.”

The party also said unlike other organizations like Bhutan United Democratic Front, United Revolutionary Front of Bhutan, Communist Party of Bhutan – MLM and Bhutan Tiger Force among others that were grown only in the camps and have been harassing own people, the BUDP was formed with the objective of protecting these people and maintain peace and tranquility in the camps.

“Our fight is with our enemy and the Government of Bhutan The fight will continue till we achieve our goal of repatriation with dignity and honour with full guarantee of restoration of our movable and immovable properties and democracy and human rights.”

The statement further said, “We have been forced to resort to arm rebellion after having all the peaceful means failed in last 20 years.”

The party said it also solicits support and solidarity from all its supporters and well-wishers.