SGJS files PIL against 'immigrant' tag used for Nepali community

Gangtok, 28 Jun:

Sikkim Gorkha Jagaran Sangh [SGJS] has filed a PIL in the High Court of Sikkim against the tag of 'immigrant' used for the Nepali community of the State and other issues like Assembly seat reservation for all communities on the basis of their population. The PIL was admitted in the High Court on 25 June and hearing is scheduled for 31 July.

Addressing a press conference here today, SGJS spokesperson, Manil Raj Rai, mentioned that the organisation has been consistently raising issues of injustice being served to the majority community of the State as they have been deprived of their political rights for a long time.

He said that the majority community of the State has not been able to enjoy their political rights completely. He further added that the organisation has been compelled to approach the court for justice and that the movement of SGJS is not against any particular community but is an effort to instill democracy in the State.

Senior advocate, NB Khatiwada, who is also a petitioner in this case, also addressed the press conference.