The Government of Assam issued a notification to include Gorkha communities as one of the ‘protected classes’ in Sadiya Tribal Belt for those who are permanent residents.
After meeting Gorkhas from various corners of Eastern Himalayan states, looking at the glorious history of Darjeeling and associating it with them, one would be amazed how Darjeeling Hills spread over an area of little less than 2500 sq km has always come to the rescue of millions of Gorkhas living hundreds of miles away from mayalu pahad.
It was the government’s job to identify illegal immigrants but they failed and they failed miserably. Now through NRC, they are clandestinely shifting their responsibility on to us. Why do we have to prove our citizenship to the Government once again? It was the Government’s job to identify illegal immigrants, not ours. The burden of proof should, therefore, lie with the government and not with the people.
Curfew has been imposed and Section 144, CrPC has been invoked by the local administration in Langpih, close to the disputed border area between Meghalaya…
Mr. Upadhyay was awarded the President’s Police medal for distinguished service from Assam by President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of 70th Republic Day.
A high-level delegation of AAGSU led by President Prem Tamang and newly elected members of Gorkha Sammelan is currently visiting Darjeeling. Yesterday, they met with…