An interview which is being published in third edition of “The Refugee Herald”(TRH) conducted by Govin Pokhrel and Durga Pokhrel.
What made you to leave Bhutan?
I was a goldsmith. I was frequently threatened by the Royal Bhutan Army to leave the country. Besides, the soldiers tortured my relatives by firing their houses and violating the fundamental rights. That compelled me to leave my village.
How do you comment about your life as a refugee?
I am leading a stressful life these days. My eldest daughter has been resettled in America while one still resides inBhutan. I feel that I am lost whenever I recall my life in Maidhar refugee camp.
What do you expect from refugee youths?
Instead of involving in various kinds of social crimes, I want all refugee youths to engage themselves in some creative works. They should always do well for the welfare of our society. They should be able to win hearts of every Bhutanese.
What is your opinion towards third country resettlement?
I feel that no refugees will be returned toBhutanwith dignity and honour. I have lost my hope. I welcome the efforts of the UNHCR to bring in the resettlement programme.