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Nepal: Tibetan refugees elect local leaders in Kathmandu Tibetan Refugees
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Nepal: Tibetan refugees elect local leaders in Kathmandu

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jun 2022, 09:38 pm

Kathmandu: Tibetan refugees in Nepal recently elected their local leaders from Bauddha and Jorpati, media reports said on Wednesday.

Jorpati is a populated locality and is located in Bagmati Zone, Central Region, while Bauddha is situated nearby to Phubari, and close to Gumba in Nepal, reports ANI.

Although they are living in Nepal as refugees, they have elected Babu Kalsang as their leader by holding local level elections, reported EPARDAFAS as quoted by ANI.

Babu Kalsang was elected as the chief of the Tibetan refugee camps in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-6, Bauddha and Khampa camps in Jorpati.

In the election, Babu Kalsang got 577 votes and Furbu Tansi got 476 votes. In the election, 1028 votes were cast.