Gangtok, Jan 20:
Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj one of the influential civil society of Sikkim has welcomed the decision of National Green Tribunal to stay the ongoing allegedly illegal construction at old west point school area in Gangtok.
In a press release by Tseten Tashi Bhutia Chief Patron, Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj is reads “in our constant pursuit to highlight the various illegalities of present government in public domain, the ongoing PPP project at Old West Point area was one of them. It is heartening to learn that National Green Tribunal issued stay order after Dr. Bina Basnett filed a PIL. We congratulate and extend our solidarity to Dr. Bina Basnett and numerous people who supported the initiative.”
Similarly, release also stated “in the midst of administrative failure, lawlessness and chaos in Sikkim, we are happy to learn that Ms. Saloni Pradhan, SDM, Jorethang took a bold step and cancelled numerous illegal land registrations. Her decision to uphold the Old Laws and Article 371F is exemplary and is in the best interests of Sikkim and it’s people.”
Similarly, many illegal trade license were denied renewal in Geyzing Municipality when Ms. Bhumika Pradhan was Municipality Executive Officer. Her determination to uproot illegal trade license is praiseworthy and a path breaking initiative in safeguarding the rights of Sikkimese people reads communiqué.
However, the ruling party and state government is reluctant to initiate action against those people who are fraudulently obtaining Certificate of Identification, Trade License and Land Registration in Sikkim. In place of strict action against such people, ruling party is patronising them for their dirty vote bank politics. Ruling party may be reminded that people of Sikkim are watching and such patronage of illegality will not be tolerated anymore reads release.
We take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to our brave daughters Dr. Bina Basnett, Ms. Saloni Pradhan and Ms. Bhumika Pradhan for being a torch bearer and leading from the front. It is a true example of women empowerment and we believe that our state bureaucrats will take inspiration from them and uphold the sanctity of old laws and Article 371F wherever required.
In conclusion, Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj once again demands strict action against those individuals who have fraudulently obtained various documents dishonouring the provisions of Article 371F. Action should also be taken as per the Sikkim Government Service Rules against those officers/employees who were involved in issuing fake and illegal documents reads release.
Must tell, the 14 storey shopping complex was named after West Point and it will be a green building and the first biofuel building in the region and it was planned integrated Multi-storey Car Park and Commercial Complex to be constructed under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model near old West Point school one of the heritage property.