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For Bhutan's stateless, new fears emerge

on Thursday, 17 July 2014. Posted in News

For Bhutan's stateless, new fears emerge

The move Dawa Tshering Tamang is soon to make will split his family. His father and mother want to stay in the camp in southern Nepal they’ve called home for 22 years. But Dawa sees little point in hanging around in the hope that he will one day be able to return to Bhutan, from where he and more than 100,000 were expelled in the early 1990s.
It’s a dilemma that afflicts thousands of families in the two remaining camps for Bhutanese in Nepal – to stick it out, hoping that Bhutan’s government will finally accept them back, or to fly halfway around the world to begin a new life in a third country. Dawa, 28, says he made up his mind some time ago. His file will be processed this month, and after that he’ll learn which country to call home.

ABA convention concludes in Philadelphia

on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in News

Coinciding July 4th, the Independence Day in the U.S, Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA), hosted its seventh national convention in collaboration with Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia.
The first day of the two-day long gathering began with the presentation by Aaron Acharya on Education System in the US.
Acharya presented his experience and expertise on the type and system of education implying its importance to the Bhutanese parents and students in their new country of settlement.

Bhutan’s Human Rights Record Defies ‘Happiness’ Claim

on Saturday, 26 April 2014. Posted in News

Bhutan takes pride in, and is internationally acclaimed for, its unique policy of gross national happiness (GNH), which measures the nation’s progress in terms of the wellbeing of its citizens. However, Bhutan’s claim to fame may fall flat when the UN Human Rights Council evaluates how well this nation has respected the rights of its people on April 30.
During its first universal periodic review (UPR) in 2009, Bhutan stated in its report, “Ultimately the Royal Government believes that without the enjoyment of all human rights, Gross National Happiness, to which it is also deeply committed, cannot be achieved.”