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Bhutan: Discrepancy in Population figures: Need for Caution? Update No. 102

Note No. 699      Dated 18-Oct-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekahran.

Normally, in a country where population figures are compiled and extrapolated on two different sets of data, discrepancies are bound to arise. But if the discrepancy is over 15 percent and that too in a country that is sensitive to "ethnic balance" like Bhutan, there should be cause for worry as one would not wish another round of ethnic cleansing, when the current refugee problem is almost coming to an end.

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