Police arrests S. B. Subba

Nepal Police arrested chairman of Human Rights Organization of Bhutan (HUROB) S. B. Subba on Friday afternoon on suspicion of his link in Belndagi I murder case.
Police Inspector Kamal Thapa at Thana Police Post Damak informed that Subba has been arrested from Damak as part of investigation of the incident. ‘Interrogation with Subba is underway,” said Thapa.
Confirming the arrest, HUROB in a statement said Subba is kept under the custody of Damak Police post, Jhapa.
On April 21, a resident of Belgangi I Santi Ram Nepal was murdered by unknown gunmen. The police arrested six other exiled Bhutanese refugees in this connection.
HUROB said no one is allowed to meet them in custody.(Ap)
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शान्तिराम नेपालको हत्यामा संलग्न संकास्मत छ जनालाई पक्राउ

स्थानिय प्रहरीले शान्ति राम नेपालको हत्यामा संलग्न संकास्मत छ जनालाई बेल्डागी १बाट पक्राउ गरेको छ। शान्ति राम नेपाललाई गत मङ्गलबार बेलुकी केही अज्ञात हतियार धारी समुहले पाइखाना गइे फर्केर आउँदै गर्दा गोली प्रहर गरी हत्या गरेका थिए ।
पक्राउ गरीएका छ जनाहरु बेल्डागी १कै डोल्मा तमाङ ,सुकमाया तमाङ ,जुङग बहादुर राइ ,नर बहादुर राइ र झरी लाल राइ छन भने अर्को एकको नाम नखुले पनि यी जुङग बहादुर राइ ,नर बहादुर राइ र झरी लाल राइ एकै घरका दाजु भाई रहेका छन।
सब ईन्स्पेक्टर प्रदिप राइले बताए अनुसार हत्यामा संलग्नहरुले आधुनिक हतियार प्रयोग गरेको खुल्नमा आएको छ । वहाँले बताए अनुसार नेपालको दुईवटा गोली पाखुरामा ,एक गोली घाटीमा र एक गोली तिग्रामा लागेको थियो । पुलिसले अज्ञात समुहद्वारा फायर गरिएको तीनवटा गोलीका साथै दुईवटा खुकुरी हत्या गरिएको स्थानबाट बरामद गरेको थियो । छिमेकीहरुका अनुसार गोली प्रहार गरी हत्यारधारीहरु नजिकैको जंगल तर्फ भागेका थिए ।
गत केही महिना देखी नै केही अज्ञात समुहको धम्कीलाई मध्यनजर गर्दै नेपालले सुरक्षाको माग गर्दै लिखित रुपमा एउटा पत्र यू एन एच सि आर ,सिबिर ब्यबस्थापन समितीका साथै प्रहरीलाई बुझाएका थिए भने गत केही महिना देखी नै प्रहरीहरु उनको घरको सुरक्षाको स्थिती बुझ्न अैरहने गर्थे र उनलाई केही सुरक्षाको महसुस हुन्थियो। लिबेरेसन आर्मी अफ भुटान भन्ने एक अज्ञात समुहले उनको हत्याको जिम्मा लिएको छ भने सोही समुहको नाममा सिबिरमा छरिएको पर्चामा हत्या गरिएका नेपाल भुटान र भारतको जासुसका रुपका काम गर्दै गरेको भन्ने लेखिएको छ । उनीहरुले नेपाललाई भुटान कम्युनिष्ट पार्टीका साथै प्रदेशबाट सन्चालित बिभिन्न समुह बिच बिभाजनको प्रमुख कारण हुन भनी भनेका छन।
पोस्टरमा लेखिएको छ हत्या गरिएका शान्ति राम नेपालले भुटान रेभुलेसन फ्रन्टमा मदभेत ल्याउन खोजे पनि उनको दुससाहस पुरा नभएको बताएको छ भने नेपालले पार्टीको नाममा भारतबाट भुटानमा आन्दोलन गर्ने भनी ठुलो नगद राशी ल्याएर जताभाबी चलाएको समेत भनेको छ र अन्तमा नेपालको कानुन बिपरित काम गरेकोमा क्ष्यमा मागेको छ ।
हत्या गरिएका नेपालको कनकाइ माइमा दाहसंस्कार गरिएको छ ।
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Santi Ram Nepal killed in Bhutanese Refugee camp

Beldangi-I, April 21: An unidentified gunman fired four rounds of bullets and killed Shanti Ram Nepal, 56, of Beldangi-I camp, B-2/155 around 8:45 PM today.
Both, the camp secretary TB Gurung and the camp-based Armed Police Force (APF) confirmed the casualty this evening.Nepal was said to have been a member of the underground Communist Party of Bhutan (Maoist) that says it will start an armed struggle in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to overthrow its hereditary monarchy.

The 52-year-old is said to have left the party recently.More than 100,000 Bhutanese have been living in refugee camps in east Nepal since their eviction by the Druk government almost two decades ago.

After hopes of repatriation failed, many of the refugees have opted for settlement in western countries.

Led by the US, other governments like Canada, Norway and Australia have offered to provide a new home to the refugees.

The exodus however created tension between those who want a fresh start and those who want the world community to pressure Bhutan into taking its citizens back.
“There is no security for refugees in camps”, said Gurung, who accompanied Nepal’s wife and daughter as they were rushed to AMDA-Hospital.
According to the hospital source they have lost their consciousness as they could not tolerate the shooting.
Our correspondent Arjun Pradhan reported that the APF arrested two girls from the same camp for investigation.
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भुटानि शरणार्थी सिबिरमा फोटो प्रदर्सनी

अमेरिकामा पुनर्स्थापित भुटानिहरुको बस्तोस्थिथीको बारेमा जानकारी गराउन शरणार्थी सिबिरका शरणार्थीहरुलाई पुनर्बास भइसकेका भुटानिहरुको फोटो प्रदर्सन बेल्डागी सिबिरमा गरियो । करीव ६ महिनाअघि अमेरिकाको न्यूयोर्कमा कसिस श्रेष्ठले खिचेका फोटोहरुको प्रदर्सन आज बेल्डागी २ मा गरियो । bhutanese-man

अमेरिका स्थित पुनर्स्थापित भुटानि शरणार्थीहरुलाई सिबिरमा भन्दा दु:ख छ भन्ने भ्रमक समाचार शरणार्थी सिबिरमा फैलीरहेको बेला उक्त कार्यक्रम यू एन एच सि आरद्वारा सिबिरमा रहेका शरणार्थीहरुलाई तेस्रो देश पुनर्स्थापनामा उत्प्रेरणा जागोस भन्ने उदेस्य लिएर गरिएको हो । अन्य फोटोको लागि यहाँ थिच्नुस्
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New King of Bhutan, Human rights and Bhutanese Refugees

In the establishment of the Bhutan, the major credits go to the Tibetan, Nepali speaking Bhutanese and Kuchbihari. The first Royal Dynasty of the Bhutan was the Namgyal who came to Bhutan as “Auatari Lama” from Tibet and laid the strong foundation of the prosperous Bhutan. The Dharmaraja Namgyal established the law in the country. In 1861 B.S. the laws, regulations, rights and measure prevalent of Gorkha were introduced in Bhutan. At the time of Dharmaraja Namgyal, Bhutan’s relationship was not only with Gorkha but also with the Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley and the Sen Dynasty kings of Nepal. The different skilled craftsmen were brought from Nepal to build the Buddhist Stupa and Monasteries, these people of the various ethnic groups began to settle in Bhutan. The Hindu Priests from Nepal were also well recognized during the period. The relation between the Hindus and Buddhists were extremely harmonic since they were engaged in building the government monasteries and used to celebrate their respective festival together. The idols of the five Gods were placed in the government monasteries and the Royal family strongly believes in the presents of “the Shivatwa to the Buddhatwa and the Buddhatwa to Shivatwa” that is why the King had great faith on Halesi Mahadev of Khotang and Swaymbhu.Thus, as Nepali speaking ethnic groups had settled in Bhutan since the early beginning, they are regarded as authentic Bhutanese citizens.
During eighteen century, the most of the part of Bhutan was covered by dense forest. During 1725 A.D. as managing the socio-habitat in the country, the Nepali speaking Bhutanese who were already in Bhutan from centuries were given the responsibility to safe-guard its borders. The Nepali speaking Bhutanese like Brahmin, Kshatri, Newar, Limbu, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Kami, Damai etc were working by heart and had major contribution in the development of southern Bhutan. The Nepali language had been granted the status of a lingua franca from the history. Therefore, the Nepali speaking Bhutanese had not faced any difficulties in term of language. Even though the priority was given to Buddhism, all ethnic groups were free to follow the Hinduism or any other religion and were free to wear any traditional dresses. The titles as”Dharmaraja” and “Devraja” have been used by the King and the Prime-minister as “Shree Panch” and “Shree Teen” in Nepal. These titles are used from the history and we should keep in mind that these words were created in Nepal. So, the influence of the Nepalese language was from centuries.
In 1907 A.D, Devraj Pellop Wangchuk abolished the “Dharmaraja” system and started the Wangchuk dynasty, which was adopted forcefully with the conspiracy. No one can deny the greatest contribution of the Nepali Speaking Bhutanese people in the establishment of the Bhutan before the Wangchuk Dynasty and as well as helped the Wangchuk Dynasty then after. During this period, the East India Company had ruled India and didn’t want Bhutan to maintain the Royal regime. Nepal had good relation with the British so in order to help the Nepalese Speaking Bhutanese and the Wangchuk Dynasty. The Nepalese Government helped in preparing a delegation committee including the Devraja Pellop Wangchuk and convinced the British to maintain the Institution of the Royal Dynasty in Bhutan. Chandra Samsher had good relationship with the British and it was through him that an understanding could be able to establish the relation with the Wangchuk dynasty in Bhutan and the British in India. But, it is a matter of great disappointment that such a historical event is forgotten through time and the Nepali Speaking Bhutanese from Bhutan were kicked out after the census of 1988 A.D.
The Nepali Speaking Bhutanese were ordered to either show proof of their residence prior to 1958 A.D. or be expelled. Later on, even those who produced such evidence were beaten up and forcefully expelled after burning up their documents. What injustice can exceed such a brutal out? Where were the people who talks about the Human Rights and the Justice? In 1971 when Bhutan became a member of the United Nations, its population was declared as one million and later in 1988 came to be only seven hundred thousand. This was a strategy to compel the Nepali Speaking Bhutanese People to leave forcefully from the country. If the United Nations seeks to investigate into the history of civilization in Bhutan then these facts can be verified.
The forcefully throwing out the Nepalese Speaking Bhutanese from the country will prove the brutality of the Crown of Bhutan and recently in India the former Bhutanese King Jigme Singhe Wangchuk told the media that not all Bhutanese refugees in Nepal are Bhutanese. This is a Perfect lie. Ignoring all realities, no one can trust such a tactic to label genuine Bhutanese citizens as illegitimate citizens. Such statement goes contrary to the interest of both Nepal and Bhutan and need reconsideration as soon as possible. The statement may set bad image of the King and the Kingdom in the international community.
Bhutan is considered as a Buddhist country but its actions against its own citizens by framing false court cases, inciting rape and expelling them out of their own country made it a cruel irony of the Buddhist religion. Nationalism is not surely a sentiment but also the right to live as human beings. Yet, when its citizens have been deprived of their own nationalism, how can Bhutan be considered as a nation? The Bhutanese refugee problem was almost on the verge of being resolved and had it not been for some of our diplomatic Mafia including then Ambassador to India and Bhutan, who secretly convinced with the Bhutanese by agreeing the mandatory adoption of the Jongkha language and the Kira (Tibetan dress) dress plus will be treated as the cheap labor.
Mr. Pushpa Raj Pradhan (Editor -Peoples Review) writes- ‘Bhutan is an India protested state. The Indian desire is to make Nepal just like Bhutan.Untit the existence of the King in Nepal,India saw no chance of fulfilling her interests here. Therefore, the king was compelled to quite the Crown and the throne. In Bhutan, violation of human rights if very high.Its own citizens, living peacefully there for ages, were forced to leave the country. The king there is like the puppet of India and thus New Dehi has always shown high reards to the monarchy there. the new king in Bhutan will make no chance in internal as well as external affairs’. The Bhutan’s sovereignty, this is a great question for U.N. Speaking truly, I also explain that this is not the bilateral problem between Nepal and Bhutan because of India-Bhutan treaty of 1949 AD (the Defense and Foreign Policy will be controlled by India). In order to solve the Bhutanese refugee problem, Nepal, Bhutan and India should make joint efforts. India cannot stand aloof from this problem as India’s collaboration in engendering the problem is apparent in one way or other and it’s for sure that the issue cannot be resolved without Indian consent.
It is well known to the Bhutanese King that the Nepalese Speaking Bhutanese people are faithful to the Wangchuk Dynasty. The book written by MR. Tek Nath Rijal “Nirvasan (Exiled)” also highlights the real situation of Bhutan. The fact is that Nepalese Speaking Bhutanese people always wanted to live in peace by maintaining good relation with the King. Since some time, the Bhutanese leader Mr. Tek Nath Rijal has been visiting various relevant centers in Europe and America and advocating the right of the Bhutanese refugees to return to their home country and the international communities are also showing sympathy for Mr. Rijal and the refugees.
Now, the United States of America came with a solution (rather a new problem), that is giving Refugee Visa to Sixty thousand Bhutanese Refugees staying in Nepal. Do they have any solution for rest of them? If the American Government, really wanted to help these people, why not they start talking about the real solution. The real solution is, sending all of them back home (Bhutan) with respect. All the intellectuals are confused, why American and Indian Governments never talk about Democracy and Humanity in Bhutan. Everybody knows that, it is very easy to create problems than solving it. The aforementioned points are not for creating problems, rather help to solve the problems. So, would like to suggest a quadrangular talk between Mr. Rijal, Bhutanese, Indian and American Diplomats and hope to come out with a real humanity based decision. This is the right time for all the developed countries to prove that, they still are in humanitarian platform.
Now, the new King Oxfort-educated 28 -year-old Jigme Khesar has crowned in a coronation. This is his golden chance to solve the Bhutanese refugees problem. Without solving the refugee problem and talking the ceremony of coronation and about democracy is useless. Bhutanese King cannot turn deaf and hold on with such situation rather be flexible. Therefore, the new king should be in a position to recall the Nepalese Speaking Bhutanese citizen including Mr. Rijal back to their country without conditions so that they can settle down as they had been prior to 1988 A.D and these people are ready to accept all the terms and condition that the first citizen do have to follow. Let by-gone be by-gone. Now, if the Bhutanese new King Jegme Khesar himself would gather the facts and find out the reality and solve the long standing refugee problem, which would certainly, be a great success for Bhutan and the Bhutanese Royal institution. Looking forward to see prosperous Bhutan.
DIRGHA RAJ PRASAI
Kathmandu,Nepal
Email : dirgharajprasai@gmail.com

भुटानि शरणार्थी भित्र

झापा र मोरङका सात वटै भुटानी शरणार्थी शिबिरमा शिबिरस्तरीय शरणार्थी बाल मञ्चको चुनाब शुरु भएको छ ।
शिबिरस्तरीय बाल मञ्चको कार्यसमिती चयनको लागि हिजो पुर्बी झापाका गोलधाप , टिमाई र खुदुनाबारी शिबिरमा सेक्टर तहमा चुनाब भयो ।
त्यो चुनाबबाट छानिएका प्रतिनिधि मध्येबाट त्यहां शिबिरस्तरीय शरणार्थी बाल मञ्च चयन गरिने बताइएको छ ।

बेलडागी १ , २ , ३ र शनिश्चरे शरणार्थी शिबिरमा भने यहि बैशाख महिनाको पहिलो साता भित्र बाल मञ्चको चुनाब गरिसक्ने शरणार्थी बाल मञ्चका कार्यक्रम संयोजक इन्द्र तिम्सिनाले शरणार्थी सन्देशलाई बताउनु भएको छ ।
त्यो चुनाबमा सातवटै शिबिरका सात देखि १८ बर्षसम्मका २८ हजार शरणार्थी बालबालिका मतदाता रहेकाछन् ।
मञ्चको कार्याबधी एक बर्षरहने गरेको छ ।
सन् १९९७मा स्थापित भुटानी शरणार्थी बाल मञ्चको नेतृत्व प्रत्येक बर्ष निर्बाचनको माध्यमबाट चयन हुने गरेको छ ।

बेलडागी ३ शरणार्थी शिबिरमा आधारभुत उद्घोषण तालिम शुरु भएको छ ।
अस्ति बुधबार शुरु भएको ११ दिने उद्घोषण तालीममा २१ जना शरणार्थी र सातजना स्थानिय समेतगरि २८ युबा सहभागी छन् ।
युबा मैत्री केन्द्रले आयोजना गरेको त्यो तालीममा शरणार्थी सञ्चारकर्मी अर्जुन प्रधान , केशब घिमीरे लगायतका प्रशिक्षक रहनु भएको छ ।

झापाको गोलधाप शरणार्थी शिबिरमा हिजो फुटबल प्रतियोगिता शुरु भएको छ ।
प्रतियोगिता अर्न्तर्गत हिजोको खेलमा गोलधाप शिबिर सेक्टर बि को पिआरसीसी टिमलाई सेक्टर सी को एएएआरए टिमले चारका बिरुद्घ तिन गोलको अन्तरले हरायो ।
त्यो खेलमा बिजयी एएएआरएका नर बहादुर भट्टर्राई म्यान अफ द म्याच घोषीत भएका थिए ।
शिबिरकै न्यु स्पोर्ट्स क्लवले आयोजना गरेको त्यो प्रतियोगीतामा शरणार्थीका र स्थानीय समेतगरी ८ टिम स्पर्धी रहेकाछन् ।

बेलडागी २ का अग्नि पिडीत भुटानी शरणार्थीलाई लामखुट्टेबाट बच्न खुदुनाबारी शिबिरका शरणार्थीले झुल सहयोग गरेकाछन् ।
खुदुनाबारी शिबिरका शरणार्थीले छाप्रा छाप्राबाट नगद संकलन गरी ११ हजार रुपैया जुर्टाई अग्नी पिडित शरणार्थीलाई असी थान झुल उपलब्ध गराएको खुदुनाबारी शिबिरका सचिब भानु ढुगांनाले बताउनु भएको छ ।
त्यस संगै खुदुनाबारी शिबिरमा संकलीत एकसय ५ थान थाल , बटुका र गिलास पनि बेलडागी २ का अग्नि पिडितलाई प्रदान गरिएको सचिब ढुगांनाले जानकारी दिनुु भएको छ ।
गएको २८ फागुनमा बेलडागी २ मा भएको आगलागीमा शिबिरस्थित बिधालय र शरणार्थीका लगभग चारसय छाप्रा नष्ट भएका थिए ।
अन्तराष्ट्रिय ओलम्पीक कमिटीको सहयोगमा राष्ट्रसंघीय शरणार्थी आयोगले झापा र मोरङका सात वटै शिबिरका भुटानी शरणार्थी र शिबिर छेउछाउका स्थानीयलाई समेत गरी २४ हजार थान खेल सामग्री बितरण गरेको छ ।
केही महिना अघि चिनको बेइजिङमा सम्पन्न ओलम्पीकमा अष्टेलीयाबाट ल्याइएका तर प्रयोग नभएका जुत्ता, हाफ पाइन्ट, टि र्सट , भेष्ट, क्याप, ट्रयाक सुट, झोला लगायतका सामग्री शरणार्थी शिबिरका युबा, बालबालीका र महिला मञ्च, शिबिर ब्यबस्थापन समिती, शिबिर रेखदेख टिम, शिबिरका बिधार्थी तथा अपा•ता भएका शरणार्थीलाई बितरण गरिएको राष्ट्रसंघीय शरणार्थी आयोगको दमकस्थित कार्यालयका बाहृय सम्बन्ध सहायक बिमलबाबु खत्रीले बताउनु भएको छ ।
यसैगरी शरणार्थी शिबिर छेउछाउका स्थानीय बिधार्थी र खेलकुद क्लबहरुलाई पनि त्यस्ता खेल सामग्री यसैसाता बितरण गरिएको खत्रीले जानकारी दिनु भएको छ/(TPM)

Viewing New year thru a pessimistic lens!!

Oops! New Year
cartoon

By T. Aatreya
(california)
“Happy New Year, sir,” a colleague of mine says to me. Obvoiusly, I have no other reply left with me for him, Thank you, and same to you sir”, I conclude the ready made answer in just a breathe which indeed is just a conventional formality.
With the approach of the new year 2066, the nepali restaurants and hotels are getting packed,large crowds have started gathering around the gift houses,fancy stores and shopping complex especially in Nepal. Huge and lavish parties are being thrown to make an auspicious beginning of the year.Young lovebirds seem busy to offer wishes and best regards to their beloved. Above all, the whole atmosphere has been swayed by the wave of New Year.And we all are planning to celebrate the new year’s eve with a great sense of vigor.
But, if we bring back to mind those yesteryears that we have so far waved goodbye, turn each of the pages of our diaries back and make a micro analysis of each second,minute,hour and days of those years, no doubt, we get ourselves lost in the dense fog of nostalgia and thus sink in apathy. Last night only i checked out the inbox of my cellphone that has gone bulky with sms from dozens of my friends.Some of the messengers wished me a wonderful New Year while a very few had invited me at a special new year’s dinner, but to my utter surprise, I hardly found a single message written about the year 2055 to which we are giving a farewell.
An advent of a new year doesn’t only mean a matter of happiness and merrymaking but distress and desolation too. It is because a brand new year only begins when an old year ends up or say a new year appears at our corridor only when we agree to deduct three Hundred and sixty five days from the total days of our lives, which we never regain much as we cry, complain or long for it. In fact, the reel of our life is getting shorter and shorter and sadly we are enjoying over it. Are we suppose to enjoy over the approaching of the day when we actually lie down on the bed for ever? of course not. Rather, we should mourn at the withering of a year and weigh ourselves in its pan before we actually accept the invitation to a New Year’s party.I don’t mean to object the celebration of New Year here but just wish to say that not to forget the bygone days for, they are equally important to us.New year is strange to us,days are uncertain.They may go worse or turn better. the success /failure in new year depends upon our deeds and lessons learnt from those passed days/years.