Rizal makes his third debut as a writer
November 04 2009: Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom. Buddhism teaches fraternity, brotherhood, humanity and love. However, for Buddhist rulers of this tiny kingdom, all these features of the Buddhism are for a show. Inhumanity, hatred and cruelty are passion.
The third book of human rights activist Tek Nath Rizal ‘Torture Killing Me Softly’ made public in Kathmandu on Tuesday speaks all these. It is a horrific story all about mind control device being used precisely in Bhutanese jail in an effort to change his mind and accept allegations clamp on him.
Chairman of the Nepal’s Constituent Assembly Subash Nembang unveiled the book amidst a function. Nembang, addressing the function, said this testimony would be an eye opener for everyone to know how people are being treated in the [Bhutanese] jails.
Nepal’s constituent assembly member Indrajit Rai, who is also a military expert, expressed astonishment how Rizal managed to live even under the mind control devices. He explained how such devices are used by the military rulers to extract or compel the prisoners to confess the allegations.
According to him, the devices produce waves that can be directed to a particular person even in a group. He said the device even can make people think of killing his/her own relatives, wish for suicide or make mentally unstable.
Writer Rizal expressed hope his book would reality of how prisoners are treated in Bhutanese jails. He recalled the days in jails when he was unable to tell details of his tortures to international visitors due to mind control devices.
Noted Indian journalist Ananda Swaroop Verma said it was shame for his country, which claims to be the largest democracy in world, to continue protecting a ruthless ruler ignoring the democratic fighters of Bhutan. He warned of dire consequences in the region if young Bhutanese refugees, who have been fade up seeking justice through peaceful means, turn violent and take up arms.
Academician Mohan Lohani and human rights activist, who was denied visa to Bhutan to attend democracy conference despite earlier invitation Subodh Pyakural, said the book would make those who have been praising Bhutanese ruler for his new theory Gross National Happiness realize existence of humanity in Bhutanese hearts.
Pyakurel said the book reveals a horrific story on the extent to which Bhutanese rulers have reached in treating a human being. “The tactics are beyond what human being can imagine,” he said.