Hunger strike called off

With a written commitment from the government side to meet their demands within the coming five months , strike was called off on saturday at around 4 pm.


Bhutanese refugees Women Still on hunger strike

The Bhutanese refugees in Jhapa district who have been deprived of identity cards and the government relief package have staged a fast-unto-death strike from Tuesday, demanding identity cards of Refugee status.

Some 15 Bhutanese women refugees have joined the hunger strike.
Those staging the hunger strike have declared that would not agree on any conditions unless the Government of Nepal becomes ready to accept them as refugees from Bhutan.

“We have decided to sacrifice our lives. For us death has become more favourable than living without any status,” Durga Devi Bista, who has been leading the hunger strike, told reporters, Wednesday.

According to Bista, around 37,00 people from Bhutan have been leading miserable life in the camps as the government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have not yet recognized their status.
10 out of 15 hunger strikers have fallen sick .Some of them have gone serious ;Indra Kala Bhandari, Chandra Maya Khadka, Indira Bhattarai and Tulasha Dhakal, informed AMDA medical representatives.
Though the team has been pressurized to end the strike by Chief District Officer and UNHCR representative, the team disagreed to discontinue the strike unless their demands are met.
The Human Right Activists and other stake holders expressed their worries on the deteriorating health condition of those refugees and also warned to think about the forth-coming situation to the concerned authorities and refugees.

Christian Holds Medical Camp in and arround Bhutanese Refugee Camp

More than 300 people were waiting outside the school gate when the Christian organized medical camp in Dumse Lower Secondary School, Damak-7, near Bhutanese Refugee Camp, Beldangi.Though the mob of doctors from U.S.A focused to treat Bhutanese Refugees, even Nepalese were also treated.
Over five days,In different places, the medical team examined and treated about 1800 people. They took care of eye diseases, ear, nose and throat conditions, prescribed and distributed medications, did dentistry, and assessed and provided recommendations for the long-term care needs of mothers and their children.
The executive Director of Reid Saunders Association Mr.Brett Butcher said that the team consisted of 30 Americans with other volunteer from India and Nepal.


Butanese In Youth Conference

Team of Bhutanese in Youth conference

“Don’t conform the plateform of the world, be transformed yourselves by renewing the state of your mind.” With above written theme , Calvary International Biblical Academy organized three days long youth conference in siliguri India ;at Him Course Bhawan. Among three hundred delegates most of them were nepali speaking youths from Duars of India and hills of Darjeeling and a small group of Bhutanese Refugees from Nepal led by Mr. Basudev Khanal ;chair person of BRAIN also attended the programme.The technical arrangement was made by Mr. Navin Giri who resides in Siliguri itself.

In the programme , the speaker from U.S.A spoke on the problems of youths and solutions.