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Khegpas in the 21st Century?

Finally, we have a story in Kuensel on this much talked about topic that sends goose bumps to parents. And the same fear haunts people from Kurtoe to Kalikhola, from Zobel to Zurphey, and from Chokhor to Chapcha. It is definitely more than a rumor. It is worrying everyone secretly. To believe or not to believe is an issue here. I think it is a rumor, but then rumor of this scale should have some truth in it. On the other hand the number of hydro-projects in Bhutan is increasing. I am divided now. I want to ignore the news at all, but when the fire is burning the entire hill you can’t have peace standing on the top of that mountain. I am human first. And I fear losing my brothers, sisters, and relatives everywhere. It is really worrying.

A few days ago, I read the same on readers’ forum. Most agree Khegpas are for real while others think it is a big bullshit. I like that man’s courage. One went on to say that we live in one big superstitious society and that such beliefs are hindrance to social progress. He hit the bull’s eye. We live in the 21st century. And if Khegpas are walking the length and the breath of our country in search of human heads, it is a serious cause of concern. It is Bhutan’s problem and the authorities should intervene. Concerned authorities involved in these projects have the duty to explain clearly to us because we don’t understand what is happening.  

While some might apparently be creating unnecessary fear amongst the people, the concerns raised by villagers make sense. Some mischievous people might be taking the advantage of innocent villagers. And some mishaps are bound to happen if this trend continues.

But it is encouraging to hear people in Kurtoe are taking the matter into their own hands. Therefore, we just have to wait for them to catch red-handed a khegpa or two. And if they are successful in their mission, these Khegpas should be called on BBS Live TV to explain and admit to the entire nation why they did what they did.

But for now, let’s keep our fingers crossed and pray for our village siblings’ safety. 



  1. There were a lot of "Missing children" announced on BBS TV lately, and it is unclear whether they were found, if not what has been done about it?
    I always wanted to write something about it but worried if it was even allowed!!!!! It is forbidden, almost! For the first time the ice was broken by a news media and thanks Ngwang for taking it to a new height.
    If it is a rumor then there are people who could clarify and give peace to the people of Happiness Country. If not we should know what the law is doing against it? or are they allowed to chop human heads just like that?

    My logic says strong steel and good cement over good engineering will make good structures and not human heads!


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