Damak, April 27
A delegation of the Bhutanese refugees has met with Nepal Government officials seeking a resolution to the long-standing problems faced by the refugees.
They met with the officials at the concerned ministry and the representatives of the political parties and drew their attention towards the refugees’ issues.
Beldangi Camp Secretary, Tikaram Rasaili, at a press conference held on Thursday said the refugees have again drawn Nepal Government’s attention towards the necessity for a permanent resolution to their problems.
The delegation reiterated the demands for repatriation, rehabilitation in the third country, localization, internationalization and renewal of the registration process for those who were left out earlier.
The team arrived in Kathmandu three days ago and met with Home Minister, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Foreign Minister, Pradeep Gyawali, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nepal Chief, Minako Kakuma, Home Secretary, Prem Kumar Rai, Refugee Coordination Unit Under – Secretary, Munka Neupane.
The delegation included Morang – based Pathari – Shanischare Camp Secretary, Chempasingh Rai, Beldangi Camp Secretary Rasaili and former Secretary Yuvraj Sangpang Rai among others.