HARTFORD — Bhutanese girls gathered for a photo after their a recent one-day literary symposium held at the Hartford Public Library in downtown. The event was sponsored by the Organization of Buthanese Communities in the America. There are about 66,000 Buthaneses living in the US.
Buthanese refugees are a group of people of Nepali origin. They were a part of refugee comps in eastern Nepal during the 1990s as Bhutanese citizens deported from Bhutan. With no repatriation agreement in discussion, Bhutanese refugees have settled in Europe, Oceania and the United States under the auspices of the United Nation.