Gangtok, 22 Dec:
The recently-formed Sikkim Against Citizenship (Amendment) Act Forum has rejected Chief Minister PS Tamang’s satisfaction with the verbal assurances made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah with regard to the extension of CAA in Sikkim.
Addressing a press conference here today, SACAA members strongly condemned the CM’s stand which was most recently made at his party’s Rolu Picnic anniversary celebrations on Saturday.
SACAA member, Passang Sherpa rued that the State Government appears to be happy and satisfied with the verbal assurance of the Union Minister and insisted that a verbal assurance cannot save Sikkim from CAA.
He further expressed disappointment with the Chief Minister not making any mention of the Inner Line Permit option being promoted by SACAA.
Given the present situation, ILP was the surest protection for Sikkim against CAA, he claimed.
Mr Sherpa added that the State Government was still not clear on its stand on the implementation of CAA in Sikkim.
Another member, Nawin Kiran Pradhan, reiterated that SACAA was completely opposed to the implementation of CAA in Sikkim and the explained that SACAA was formed to bring awareness among the people about the impact of CAA’s implementation in Sikkim.
He informed that the forum plans to organize awareness drives and take recourse to postering, rallies and other mediums to take their intervention further.