Issue Date: Mar 31, 2007
For the first time in 16 years, a violent confrontation took place in the third week of February between Bhutanese refugees and villagers
in Pathari, 600 km east of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. The clash happened when the latter tried to stop the Bhutanese refugees from
taking wood from a forest near the Sanischare refugee camp. One refugee was killed and several others injured during the clash.
Following this, the villagers called for an indefinite strike and demanded the authorities close the camp and refugees no longer