Monday 13 October 2008
Gandhigiri in Sikkim- Vibha Arora
The indigenous Lepchas of Sikkim are using Gandhian methods of protest to prevent construction of hydel projects that will destroy their land and the environment. At a time when politics has been reduced to a numbers game, they know that their minority status is against them. But they are determined to continue the struggle.
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(Vibha Arora (email@example.com) is with thedepartment of humanities and social sciences,Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
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