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Meet Bhutan’s Lhotshampa: the no-so-happy ‘anti-national’ minority living in exile

The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, often described as a Shangri-La where happiness is equated to wealth, is holding elections this week. But the Lhotshampa people, brutally driven out of the small kingdom in the 1990s, will not be voting. The Nepali-speaking Lhotshampa were called immigrants and stripped of citizenship rights when the king at the time introduced a One Nation, One People policy in 1985. The edict made following the customs of the Buddhist majority...

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