The Government of Sikkim in their first reaction to ACT's recent gesture to call off indefinite hunger strike of duo Dawa & Tenzing has welcomed the move.
Meanwhile, Lepchas of Kalimpong under the banner of indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association (ILTA) has started the relay hunger strike since August 23 in support of ACT. In a bid to express their solidarity with the Affected Citizens of Teesta, eight members of the Lepcha Youth Association started an indefinite hunger-strike at
( Hunger strike in Kalimpong)
A flash flood in the Teesta has washed away two adjacent Bailey bridges in Zema,
Around 400 families from Lachen who practise shifting cultivation live in the highlands during this season and are stuck there, along with the army personnel posted on the border.
The cause of the flash flood is yet to be ascertained. While some spoke of a sudden melting of the Zemu glacier leading to a rise in the water level, others said a landslide triggered the flood.
The chief Minister is yet to return from his trip to the capital. Talks are expected to be initiated on his return. However, the indefinite relay hunger strike continues at BL house.