Bhutan Political Crisis and Bhutanese Refugees

Abstract :

The Nepali speaking people had entered Bhutan at different points of time and lived in the south of Bhutan as the people of Nepali origin until 1958. In the process of breaking the padlock of isolation, Bhutan accepted them as Lhotshampas and granted formal recognition into the mainstream of Druk society. Ever since then, all the Bhutanese people of the communities of Sharchhokp, Kheng, Bumthang, Kurtoed, Ngalong, Brokpas, Doya and the Nepali speaking section, irrespective of diversity of religion, culture and language coexisted in complete peace and harmony. Until mid- eighties, Bhutan was enjoying peace economic prosperity and stability. How ever since late eighties, Bhutan had been engulfed into a serious political crisis of its own making (the refugee crisis). This article written in the periphery of the Bhutanese political crisis which is explained in brief.

Author: Dr. Ramesh Kumar Shrestha

Article : Bhutan Political Crisis and Bhutanese Refugees

Received: 17 January 2018
Accepted: 02 March 2018
Published: 19 March 2018