Gangtok, 24 Jan:
The Gangtok Chalo protest in the capital organised by Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum continued into day-2 today with a peaceful dharna at District Administrative Centre area here.
The protestors, it may be recalled, undertook a 110 KM trek from Gyalshing to Gangtok, arriving here yesterday, to voice their demand seeking improved services at the District Hospital at Gyalshing, something required as per Ministry of Health guidelines, and something which the authorities have failed to deliver, they insist.
The protestors, who had gathered at Titanic Park at MG Marg yesterday and intended to continue their protest there, inform that they have been asked by the police to shift to the DAC premises.
They have also stated that they want to continue with the protests until all their demands are met.
Last night, Health Department officials called on the protestors for a dialogue at Titanic Park but the negotiations ended inconclusive.
A protestor, Rupen Karki, stated that they want to see their demands met 100% and will not budge until then.
"There is confusion in department, some say 99% some say 95% of our demands have not been met," says Mr Karki.