Friday 6 July 2007
The story of the Teesta's plunder needs to be told to a far wider audience. The hunger strike by ACT was a very brave and intelligent thing to do.
The news has spread...and more and more people are asking what is this ACT? Where is Sikkim? What is the Teesta? and Who are the Lepchas? Bhutias? Dzongu? etc...Good!!
At least the India that stretches from Sevoke Road and all the way up to the tip of Kanyakumari, is slowly waking up to the plight of a beautiful river called Teesta....which is being cut up into small reservoirs, like some rich man's private swimming pool.
But then, a free and wild river like the Teesta....if it gets dammed against its natural course, will break free one day... It will extract its revenge, break through the rich man's private swimming pool....and all of us will have to pay the price.Keep up the campaign....
Meanwhile, tune into Headlines Today during the next 3-4 days to watch KANCHENZONGA - DAM-AGE DONE
Its the 17th day of the indefinite hunger strike led by Satyagrahis and Members of ACT(Affected Citizens of Teesta) led by Dawa Lepcha and Tenzing Lepcha. Two youths from Kalimpong, Alon Lepcha and Peong Lepcha have also joined the indefinite hunger strike from today.
Atup Lepcha, a Bonthing (Lepcha Priest/Shaman) from Dzongu has also arrived at the scene of the hunger strike and is performing rituals for the well being and success of the members of ACT on indefinite hunger strike.
A Rare butterfly (EUTHALIA FRANCIAE FRANCIAE) found only in the Tholung Valley where Panang Project is Proposed
Source - The Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya – MEENA HARBAL