Gangtok, 02 Oct:
Sikkim Democratic Front has strongly criticised and condemned the bursting of firecrackers in the heart of Gangtok at MG Marg on Tuesday evening. The party has urged the State administration to take immediate legal action against all involved in the incident.
An SDF press release issued by its general secretary [press & publicity], Chudamani Mishra, contends that it SKM has been foisting fear on the people since its formation and that the latest incident of wantonly bursting firecrackers at MG Marg was the latest example of SKM’s disdain for the law.
Firecrackers have been banned in Sikkim for some years now.
Pointing out that restrictions were imposed on the bursting of firecrackers in December 2014 by the SDF Government to conserve the environment and in the interest of the health of the people, the release adds that last evening’s episode has reaffirmed SKM’s ignorance, weak leadership and tendencies for anarchy.
The release adds that with the Model Code of Conduct already in force in Gangtok, the incident was also a direct violation of the MCC.