The UPA government invited him as a special guest for India’s 64th Republic Day Parade.
Isn’t this bizarre?
What else you can expect from a ruling government of India which is burdened with anti-Hindu policies and eying a stronger Muslim vote bank to gain power in 2014.
UPA’s anti-Hindu fetish again got visible when the Congress Led and Sonia Gandhi controlled UPA government invited the anti-Hindu King of Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as a guest for India’s 64th Republic Day Parade. The same Bhutan, whose anti-Hindu policies have forced millions of Hindus to flee Bhutan in 1991 and who are living a desolate life in various parts of the world. The policies of Bhutan King also directed people of Indian origin working in the country to get out of his Nation.
Bhutan’s Human rights blunder
Bhutan’s Human rights blunder has cost millions of its minority Hindu citizen to run away from their Nation. Human Rights reports say that More than 100,000 Bhutanese citizens, nearly one sixth of the kingdom’s total population of approximately 700,000, have been forced to leave or forcibly evicted from the country by the royal regime solely on the basis of their religio-ethnic identity.
Over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees are living in refugee camps in Nepal managed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), while another 20,000 undocumented refugees are scattered outside the camps in Nepal and in several Indian states without any help or legal status. The United States agreed to accept 60,000 Hindu refugees, with the first group arriving in 2008.
Bhutan has violated all norms of its Constitution and International laws of Human Rights. (Download Report Donwload:Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A Survey of Human Rights 2010’ .
HSS’s Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment Project
Swadesh Katoch, Project Coordinator of Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment Project adopted by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and & Sewa International has condemned UPA’s inviting Bhutan King as a guest for Republic day parade and appealed Indians to protest against this move of Government of India.
In his message to NewsBharati Swadesh Katoch says, “The King of Bhutan is invited by the Government of India as a guest for the republic day parade. The King has kicked out 110,000 Hindus out of Bhutan in 1991 and killer of many Hindus since 1985. Sangh is helping 60,000 Bhutanese resettling in USA. People in India should protest against this move of Indian Government.”
Notably Swadesh Katoch, a prominent face of Indians in Georgia was awarded with a humanitarian award by the Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI) for his outstanding work for resettlement of Bhutanese Hindu refugees. (Read: HSS Worker Swadesh Katoch gets Humanitarian Award for Bhutanese Hindu refugee resettlement in US)
On the eve of India’s 64th Republic Day, Swadesh Katoch with activists Jaydeep Chaudhary, Vinod Varapravan and Virender Singh Guleria who are relentlessly working for the Bhutanese Hindu refugees under the ages of Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment Project (HSS BREP) has appealed various Member Of Parliament of India to intervention into a foreign policy matter of the Government of India.
The memorandum sent by Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment Project says that the the Government of Bhutan has committed/is committing ‘ethnic cleansing of its Hindu Citizen’ by throwing them out of Bhutan.
Ethnic cleansing of Hindus: Bhutan’s Huge Dirty Secret
The Memorandum of HSS BREP terms Bhutan Government move as: ‘Ethnic Cleansing – Bhutan’s Huge Dirty Secret’. Memorandum also voices against Bhutan policies which threw out 110,000 of its own citizens (of Nepali speaking Hindu /Buddhist descent) in 1991/92. India remained a mute spectator.
The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) is currently involved in supporting and helping up to 65,000 of them who have been taken in by the Canadian/US government, after spending 18 years in deplorable refugee camps in Nepal, and are in a bad state. The Memorandum also exposes Bhutan’s dirty secret despite it’s flaunting of gross domestic happiness.
India’s role in uprooting Bhutanese Hindus
Memorandum also sheds light on India’s role in uprooting Bhutanese Hindus. After first ethnic cleansing done by the Bhutanese government. Indian did not intervene in this matter because India feared of losing Bhutan and Sikkim out of its hand.
It is shameful that Indian Army played an important role in kicking 110,000 Hindus out of Bhutan. These 110,000 Hindu refugees lived in Indian Army camps for two weeks prior to settling down in the UN administered camps in Nepal in 1991.
Bhutan’s Operation All Clear: military action to kick Hindus out
In 2003, with the aid of India, Bhutan launched ‘Operation All Clear’, a military action to kick Hindus out of Bhutan, after they had failed to respond to the King’s call to quit voluntarily.
The Bhutanese government and Indian government presented this act as the operation against militants. Even, India assured Bhutan of its continuous support for military and development projects. Bhutan was also confident that India would not support to the refugees’ hope of returning to the homeland.
India refuting appeals from Bhutanese Hindu refugees
Even after these refugees pleaded in front of Indian government to prevent the ethnic cleansing by Bhutan, Indian government did not do anything. Since 2004, Bhutanese refugees are pleading before the Indian Government and India is urged to help resolve Bhutanese refugee imbroglio. But since their ‘Hindu’ ethnicity the Hindu majority nation with secular policies have refuted the appeals.
The Buddhist nation has directed people of Indian origin working in the country to leave by Tuesday. BJP has lodged a protest
Now no place for Indians in Bhutan
After expressing hatred about Hindus, in 2011, the ministry of labour and human resources of the Royal government of Bhutan directed people of Indian origin working in the country to get out. Raising its concern over the issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party sent a protest letter to monarch and head of state of Bhutan, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
The BJP letter stated that about 3,000 businessmen, workers and their dependents – all of Indian origin – working in Bhutan and contributing towards its growth and development for over 40-50 years, have been directed to get out of the Buddhist nation. The BJP urged Bhutan King to treat the ‘People of Indian Origin’ in Bhutan with honour and respect and also requested the king to intervene in the matter urgently and rescinded the order. The protest got no response from the King.
Isn’t this shocking? Isn’t this striking? But more outrageous is the act of UPA government which invites such an anti-Indian and Human rights violator King of Bhutan as chief guest for an occasion of India’s ‘Republic Day’ celebrations.