Category: Human Rights

Some time ago, the election commission had published a list of national graduates. The list came to public after complaints from the contesting NC members who were declared disqualified by the commission. Enthusiastically, I went through the list but could not find the name of Mr Kinzang Wangdi himself. Forgive me if I missed it.…

Unfortunate enough, despite Lhotsampas toiled for it, this month we are celebrating the centenary of the establishment of monarchy in Bhutan, as refugees here in Nepal. Proud to state, Bhutan’s monarchy would not have survived in present form had there been no cooperation from the southerners. Yet, it were they who faced the filthiest hatred…

I joined the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) as a young officer in March 1980 having successfully completed my National Social Service (NSS) in Lhuntshi dzongkhag (district). During my six months of NSS I had the opportunity to visit and work in the remotest parts of Lhuntshi and also in Tashigang and Mongar districts in…

Of the total 1,356 Victoria Crosses, the highest military decoration given by the British monarch, awarded worldwide since its inception in 1856, 13 were given to the Gurkhas. Unfortunately, none of these bravery medals are in Nepal now. Neither the government offices have any record where these medal are nor any private organisations and individuals…

This is the continuation of the article you read below about the HRW report published recently. I feel the report is so limited and incomplete, if not biased. The gross human rights violation is in eastern Bhutan for centuries. The crackdown in south began only two decades back. But we have been facing such suppression…

The latest news that google delivered me was the report published by the New York based group called Human Rights Watch about the human rights situation in this country. It almost consumed my whole day to go through, repeatedly so that I can catch what exactly was said, without misinterpretation. I personally appreciate the initiative…