Thinking through Nepal's Bhutan Problem (1993)

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Already faced with trouble caused by ecological refugees, Nepal is bleeding under increasing pressure of political refugees from Bhutan. Preoccupied with its exclusivist national urges, Bhutan is forcibly evicting a large number of apparently permanent refugees on a scale that the receiving country Nepal has never experienced before. Refugees are not unprecedented or a new phenomenon in Nepal. A sizeable number of Tibetan refugees is still a reality. Nepal has absorbed refugees of Nepali origin from Burma. A repatriation of refugees from one third world country (Bangladesh) to another third country (Pakistan) was successfully achieved by Nepal. On account of the Bhutanese refugees, Nepal is neither prepared to absorb them, nor able to repatriate them successfully to their home country.
Year: 1993
Language: English
In: Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu,Nepal. Volume 20, Number 2, July 1993: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/contributions/pdf/CNAS_20_02_06.pdf. Digital Himalaya: http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/journals/contributions/index.php?selection=20_2

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