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"Refugees are not born but created by states, individuals and groups." said  Sadako Ogata, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She  has rightly said that "the issue of human rights and the problems of refugees are inextricably linked. The vast majority of refugees are driven from their homes by human rights abuses. Persecution, torture, killings and the reprehensible practice of ‘ethnic cleansing’ generate huge flow of refugees". The Nepali-speaking Southern Bhutanese refugees just fit in her description.


They were driven off from their homes by the racist Bhutanese government since 1990. Over 134,000 of Bhutanese citizens, approximately twenty percent of Bhutan’s total population, are now living in the refugee camps,  outside of camps  in Nepal and India. Bhutan is thus, responsible generation of  highest per capita refugee in the world.


While refugees from such countries as Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan and former Yugoslavia were victims of armed conflicts or civil war, refugees from Bhutan were forced to leave their country not because of civil war or foreign intervention but because of the racist and ethnocentric policies and feelings of the Government against the Nepali-speaking citizens of southern Bhutan, called Lhotshampas. They have become victims of the government’s racist and 'ethnic cleansing policy". Please Click on Introduction to start.


Results of verification and categorization of Khudunabari refugee camp June 19.2003


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