Monday 8 October 2007
Everyone go pass by down the Tibet Road,
Not a single heart beats seeing us blushing brow,
We lay dead dumb no one to speak for us today.
We would not stop counting our struggle day,
Hoping those innocent buds will bloom in this soil someday,
And shall there will be a rejoice greenday.
Tomorrow let them forget our fightings for their future,
what history is always repeating is true is true is true ...
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Over 5,000 people took part in a mass rally organised by members of the Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association at Kalimpong yesterday to protest against upcoming hydroelectric power projects at Dzongu, a Lepcha reserve in
People from Nepali, Bhutia and Lepcha communities ad members of various social organisations took part in the rally that started from 10th Mile Fatak and culminated at Damber Chowk, a stretch of five kilometre."We will do whatever we can to stop setting up of hydel power projects at Dzongu," said Mr Lyangsong Tamsang, president of ILTA.
The Lepchas from Kailmpong and
The relay hunger-strike of the Lepchas has completed 108 days in
“He will first go to Gangtok and then to Dzongu,” said Dorjee Lepcha, the president of Rong-Ong-Prongzum (Lepcha Youth Association).
The visit follows a presentation on Dzongu made by L.S. Tamsang, the president of Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association, at the 14th National Conference of the All India Tribal Development Council in Jaipur, Rajasthan earlier this month.