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Government of Bhutan created refugees

BY DR. BHAMPA RAI: Instead of hearing to their appeal, the Royal government chose to militarize the region launching brutal method of crackdown, following intimidation, arbitrary arrest, torture and killing in makeshift detention cells.  Schools were converted into interrogation centers, while women were raped, houses were zeroed to ashes and valuable documents confiscated alongside the militarization of villages and towns. In such dreaded state of affairs, those affected Bhutanese people had to flee the country for their lives.  Their relatives and others, who decided to remain behind too were coerced into signing voluntary migration forms at the gun point and finally evicted from their homeland.

Published on Oct 13 2010 // Opinion

Fake assurance to Dagana residents

January 31, 2010: People of Goshi geog under Dagana failed get government’s assurance to reopen their Goshi Junior High School by early 2010 tuned out to be a foul play of politics. The school was turned into an army barrack after 1990 and remained closed for two decades and more. Due to absence of the […]

Published on Jan 31 2010 // Human Rights Monitor

India’s Role in the Bhutanese Democratic Movement

The role of the Indian government on the paraphernalia of the Bhutanese democratic movement for human rights and democracy begs for more criticism than appreciation. India’s strategic advantage both in terms of location and influence on  governance in Bhutan is hardly concealed from anyone. But after two decades, India’s attitude on the Bhutanese movement remains […]

Published on Jan 30 2010 // Commentary

India must play positive role for Bhutan democracy

January 30, 2010: Despite being a leading democracy in world, India always remained silent spectator to many of the democratic struggles in its neighbor. Bhutan is one of them, where India not only acted as mere spectator but sided with autocracy to crash democratic fight. Bhutan Media Society (BMS) called upon leaders from diverse background […]

Published on Jan 30 2010 // Main News

Despite Democracy, Christians in Bhutan Remain Underground

THIMPHU, Bhutan, In this distant and isolated nation in the eastern Himalayas, known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” almost everything looks uniformly Buddhist. Most men and women in the landlocked country between India and China wear their national dress, and all the buildings – with their sloping walls, trefoil-shaped windows and pitched roofs […]

Published on Jan 26 2010 // Human Rights Monitor

Delay in justice delivery

Jan 18: Absence of judges at the existing highest court of the country has badly affected justice delivery almost for last one month. The High Court, the existing apex court of the country currently has only one sitting judge while regulation needs at least two judges to for hearing cases and giving verdict. With Jigme […]

Published on Jan 18 2010 // Human Rights Monitor

HUROB irked by inept responses on Katwal’s strike

Human Rights Organization of Bhutan has expressed serious concern over the inept responses from the government to address the demands raised by N. L. Katwal who has been in hunger strike in Chemgang central jail, Thimph

Published on Mar 09 2009 // Main News

‘Human rights improved, not satisfactory’

A new human rights report by US department of state said the human rights situation in Bhutan has improved in the year 2007 but is not adequate for in a democratic nation

Published on Feb 26 2009 // Main News

Bhutanese definition of human rights

In less than a year they adopted the democratic pattern of governance, which was in demand since 1950 in this country, the ‘experts’ who dined under the absolute rule of monarchy have defined what human rights is called in their terms

Published on Feb 24 2009 // Main News