For more of the history and significance today of the Bhutanese Refugees see the SAREV article from Nov. 13, 2011: Bhutanese Refugees: Pawns of US imperialism
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Bhutanese refugees on hunger strike
Jhapa, Nov. 15: The Bhutanese refugees in Jhapa district who have been deprived of identity cards and the government relief packages have staged a fast-unto-death from Tuesday, demanding identity cards.
Some 15 Bhutanese women refugees have joined in the hunger strike.