YOB advocates exile issue
Rajen Giri, the president of Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB) and Aakash Budathoki, focal person for European region for YOB, currently residing in Sweden, attended the International Union of Socialist Youth World Festival 2009 in Budapest, Hungary this week.
The YOB press and publicity department wrote that Giri and Budathoki organized the information session on the Bhutanese issue with the delegates to garner international solidarity in having a permanent solution.
We have urged through the young delegates to pressurize to eradicate all forms of discrimination based on race and ethnicity, and to achieve genuine democracy in Bhutan, said Giri.
The Bhutanese delegates also presented documentary made by Jogen Gazmere, politics of Bhutan, to visualize the actualities of atrocities to citizens committed by the royal regime in Bhutan.
Similarly, YOB held a separate meeting with the Norwegian Labor Youth and New Zealand Labor Youth, and discussed the resettlement issues on their countries, as well as, building solidarity group for greater cause.
Furthermore, distributing some campaign materials and documents, they have asked the forum to look at the exile issues in a fresh perspective.
“We have requested world community through these young leaders to safeguard the basic rights of the Lhotsampa people living inside Bhutan under constant fear of persecution,” added Giri.
According to Budathoki, the forum discussed issues on environment, ecology and financial crisis in the world, but the human rights, equality and justice were placed at the top.