SDF REITERATES CONDEMNATION OF ATTACKS ON SIKKIM VEHICLES, WANTS BENGAL GOVT TO ENSURE SECURITY


Gangtok, 30 Jun:

Sikkim Democratic Front has reiterated its demand that incidents of vandalisation and harassment of Sikkim vehicles in New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri areas of West Bengal be stopped immediately and that the Bengal Government provide full security to Sikkim people and vehicles there.

An SDF press release issued by its spokesperson, Bhim Dahal, highlights that India is a secular and civilised nation, thus any attack, vandalism or threat to Sikkim vehicles, its drivers and passengers was totally unacceptable.

The party points out that such handiworks of antisocial elements were now being reported on a daily basis on social media platforms and newspapers.

The release adds that attacks on trucks, petrol and diesel tankers, SNT passenger buses, taxies and private vehicles by a group of anti-social elements continue in the NJP area.

The party has further contended that it has been receiving reports that the Police there has not been taking any action and have been looking on as mere spectators even when such attacks are carried out in front of it.

Siliguri being the centre for business, treatment and travel for Sikkim, North Bengal, Darjeeling, North-Eastern Region and neighbouring nations, such tragic, anti-social and undemocratic incidents could trigger fear psychosis and unrest among Indian citizens in other parts of the country as well, the release states.