Nepali Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has asked the government of Bhutan to repatriate the exiled Bhutanese, Thursday.

Nepali Prime Minister Khanal

Addressing a program organized by the Nepal Council of World Affairs in Kathmandu, PM Khanal said Bhutan should respect the right of refugees to return home with dignity and honour.

Khanal, who did not speak anything about the resumption of the much-awaited bilateral talks, requested Bhutan to pave congenial environment for repatriation of over 100,000 exiled Bhutan saying the refugees have been longing to return since several years.

According to PM Khanal, the international community should be more active in handling the long-standing refugee imbroglio, as he claimed it has already become an international issue.