The Royal government of Bhutan
demolished the properties and hiomes of hundreds of
Nepali-speaking citizens of southern Bhutan. The following are
few samples of demolished homes and properties and h
government orders for demolition.
Government of Bhutan
Sardzong /109/91-92/1367 Dt. January 4,1992
To: Gup, Singhi Gewog,
You are hereby notified that although as per your report submitted
to Dzongkhag office, stating that you had completed the demolition
of houses of those who had absconded from the country, on
my personal visit and in my assessment you have not complied
to the order. I found that most of the houses were not demolished,
and those demolished, were not cleared properly.
Therefore, within three days you are ordered to gather 70-80
people of your village to demolish the houses and intimate
me about the same. The houses should be demolished in my presence.
Treat this notice as very urgent.
Note: Dzingda means District
HOUSE IN BHUTAN
Lal Chapagai, 26, in gho, photographed in 1991
with his 68-year-old father, Gauri Kanta Chapagai a
resident of Lodrai village, Gaylegphug Gewog, Sarbhang
(Note wife and child in background) Thram Number:
25 House Number: LR/14
HOUSE demolished by the government of Bhutan on 22nd July
is now living as refugee in the refugee camps
Lal Chapagai (who fled the country on July 17, 1992) photographed
with his father, Gauri Kanta Chapagai, in front of their refugee
camp hut in 1993. (Note wife and child in background) Hut
No.16, Sector D. Goldhap Refugee Camp Jhapa, Nepal
B. Gurung's House in Bhutan
B. Gurung's House demolished by the government of Bhutan