Category: Human Rights

Citizenship gamble of Australian politics

Citizenship of federal parliamentarians has been a damaging gamble parties have been playing here in Australia, of late. The perpetrating saga emerged to limelight as the ruling coalition pushed forward the agenda to change the citizenship law that forces people to be perfect in English to receive Australian citizenship. I am bit astonished and confused…

Bhutan: Zam and freedom

The level of silence that Bhutanese media maintained about the departure of a senior journalist Namgay Zam from country is the sheer reflection of how freedom of expression, as guaranteed by the land’s constitution, is flourishing in this Himalayan nation. The media fraternity has not revealed why it was so quiet. Neither it rallied behind…

Females perform better

This week, Australian research institute Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi) and Infinitas Asset Management released a report that particularly drew my interest. This is all about performance indicators and female participation. From the time I got involved with Save the Children in 1997, I always advocated against undermining females. The reason for my…

Pro-king protest deferred in Thimphu

On Thursday July 25, ruling party People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a scheduled protest in Thimphu has been deferred. Members of the general public were scheduled to hold a protest rally in Thimphu. However, it was called back at the last hour. It is known that the king secretly appealed the protest organiser to stop it.…

A total of 185 Bhutanese, who were resettled in South Australia since 2008, have received Australian citizenship at a special ceremony held in Adelaide on Sunday. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, granted citizenship certificates to them. Bhanu Adhikari, whose family was the first to arrive in Adelaide in May 2008, was one…

This is my first human rights report in series. In addition to regular press freedom reports, I commit myself in producing annual human rights report on Bhutan, henceforth. This report brings in the issues of human rights violations, government’s effort towards promoting and protecting human rights of the citizens and gap/lapses seen between these. I…

This week a news appeared me on Kuensel that astonished me. If that’s a true news, I am really shocked to learn the idea of justice delivery in the country I was born in. The blockade of Bhutanomics website had invited a heated debate recently and raised questioned the hiding objectives of the ruling government…