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Refugees – Plea for a Humane Approach

Paper No. 6122                                 Dated 07-June-2016

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Seven years have passed since the Tigers were decimated.  The hope that many entertained that the Sri Lankan refugees will return to their homeland has not materialized.

Bhutan: In praise of Gyalpo IV - Update No. 114

Note No. 758                                         Dated 12-Jan-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Bhutan celebrated the 60th birthday of Gyalpo 4, the father of the present King in a grand manner on the 11th of November.  A series of celebrations is being planned for the whole year.  A book that is a collection of articles by various important people who had known the King with the title “The Bodhisattva King” by Tshering Tashi and Thierry Mathou is soon to be released. 

Bhutan: Consolidating its democratic credentials: Update No. 110

Note No. 738                dated 17-June-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
One may wonder why Bhutan is moving forward and consolidating its democratic credentials, while  Maldives which introduced a democratic constitution at the same time is failing and in fact sliding backwards towards a full scale dictatorship?
 

Bhutan: The tale of Three Secretaries and other Issues: Update No. 108

Note No. 731                                 Dated 17-Jan-2015

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

It should be conceded that Bhutan as a young democracy is still on a learning curve and mistakes do happen.  There will be teething problems.  Except for the entrenched bureaucrats all the rest involved in the administration directly and indirectly like the politicians, parliamentarians, ministers and the National Council members could make mistakes and these should be taken in the stride.

“Right of Return” - Tibetan Refugees

Paper No. 5728                               Dated 23-Jun-2014

By Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Bhutan: An update on Recent Developments: Update no. 105

Note No. 718                                       Dated 4-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Sri Lanka: Comments on Tamils seeking refuge in Tamil Nadu – Update No. 245

Note No. 716                                                   Dated 10-May-2014

by Col R. Hariharan

Ten Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women and five children, from Sri Lanka who landed Aricha Munai off the Dhanushkodi coast (Tamil Nadu) on May 5 2014, have been arrested by police for entering the country without passports.

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