Bhutanese living in various parts of
According to chief coordinator, Mr. Durga Giri, the forum was formed on the historic eve of December 4th when dozens of Bhutanese demonstrated against
"The Bhutanese in Europe have come together to give continuity to such advocacy programs in the international forums to make the Bhutanese regime realise the moral obligation to respect the human rights instruments and civil liberties," said Giri in the statement.
Based on working guideline of human rights and democracy in
All the 16 Bhutanese who participated in
Likewise, Ram Bahadur Karki Chhetri, Suren Ghalley and Ramesh Gautam have been elected as country coordinators from The Netherlands,
"The forum has received commitments for active participation from many Bhutanese across the European countries," said Giri adding, "It shall supplement and compliment the Bhutanese advocacy works in all the other continents."
Supported by exiled leaders, rights defenders, academicians and youths, the forum works towards the creation of a global platform of Bhutanese before it gets merged into the main stream of international campaigns as and when the global platform comes into existence.
The forum is working for the 13th Human Rights Council meeting scheduled for March 2010 in
The Bhutanese Advocacy Forum Europe (BAF Europe) is also organising awareness programs in
BAF Europe has expressed its deep sorrow on the unfortunate fire incidence that took place in Beldangi I yesterday night. It has called upon the entire Bhutanese community to stand as one Bhutanese with the fellow citizens of Beldangi at this hour of grief. It has thanked the fire fighters and relief agencies for providing emergency support to the fire victims.
(For Further Information: Durga Giri, Chief Coordinator, Bhutanese Advocacy Forum