Meanwhile, hydel project supporters from
Sadly, most of the so called hydel supporters were ruling government party supporters and affected people who were selling land to the hydel project companies for money. ACT later alleged that the said supporters were not from Dzongu, but from other parts of
One of the banners in the said vehicles said that they did not want to go back to the 16th century but ironically, super felicitation celebrations were organized sometime back on the government recognizing Lepchas as the “Most Primitive Tribe”!
Meanwhile the Hon’ble High Court of Sikkim has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation by one Tashi Tshering Lepcha seeking the High Court’s intervention in ensuring the implementation of the hydel projects in Dzongu. Apart from the State Government, ACT (Affected Citizens of teesta) was made respondents in the matter.
The writ Petition was dismissed at the admission stage itself. It is pertinent to note that the Hon’ble High Court also concluded that, “ If writ petition of this type are entertained, the Courts will have no time left for proper litigation.”
Meanwhile expectedly, about 500 Lepchas from all over the Eastern Himalayan region (Darjeeling District , Illam Western Nepal , southern
The said pilgrims will be marching all the way to Dzongu from various places mentioned.
The indefinite hunger strike by the satyagrahis continues indefinitely.