DANGEROUS GAMES IN SIKKIM: CM’s Political Secretary Faced Rape Allegations – Alleged Victim Denies Writing the Letter

A dangerous drama unfolded in Sikkim when Sikkim Chief Minister’s political secretary Jacob Khaling was accused of attempt to rape by a local civil society. Sikkim Nagarik Samaj (SNS), a civil society organization based on Gangtok had claimed on Saturday that “Khaling had attempted to rape a woman, and that the FIR was lodged before SP of East Sikkim district via post after the local police ‘failed’ to register a case against Khaling”.

I, We and the Pandemic

It’s Sunday. Doesn’t feel like one though. Being a late riser I rose to hymns and choir of the St.Pauls Church in 5th Mile. The church is Silent. No hymns no bells. Easters too passed the same way. Well, must be same for everyone living beside Temples, Gurudwaras and mosques. It’s not the same world anymore. But it’s good too. I now wake up to calls of the Magpie Robin and sparrow chirps. The sweet bird calls were overpowered by the unpleasant noise of the trucks and vehicles.


Kamala, from Okhal Dunga Teen Number, had been working for her since last six months. Kamala too was in her mid twenties and used to stay with her brother Shyam, who worked as a porter in Daragoan, in a shanty hutment meant for porters like him. Kamala was a typical Arian beauty with beautiful emerald eyes.