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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ethnic clash in Jaigaon ...1 serious 8 injured... 144 CrPC imposed...Fast instead of strike in Dooars - Morcha lifts bandh in plains, gardens ... Snowfall in Sikkim , Darjeeling & Lava: ...3 hr transport strike on 17th January ... मोर्चाद्वारा आजदेखि पक्कापक्कि प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा छाड़ेको घोषणा लङ्गमार्चमा विपक्षका नेताहरू पनि सामेल हुनुपर्छ-डा.छेत्री... गृहमन्त्रायललाई प्राधिकरण छोड़ेको जनाएको होस्‌ अनि पत्याउँछौं-विपक्ष....

Khukuri assault on trader on bandh day

ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY, TT, Alipurduar, Jan. 16 : Three youths struck a scrap iron dealer on the head with khukuris this morning, triggering violence in Jaigaon where three autorickshaws were set afire and two bikes damaged while an anti-Gorkhaland forum enforced a strike in the area.
Bandh picketers, members of the Bangla Bangla Bhasha Banchao Committee, and supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha clashed after the assault. Four persons were injured in the clash near the Bhutan border, 62km from Alipurduar town. But Bimal Gurung’s outfit said it had nothing to do with the assault on trader Umakanta Singh.
Around 9am, members of the Bhasha Committee spotted an alleged Morcha supporter on a motorcycle, wielding a khukuri. They informed police, who whisked him away to Jaigaon police station.
But half an hour later, unknown to the picketing Bhasha Committee members, three youths with khukuris entered the supermarket in Jaigaon, a border town where the Morcha has a considerable hold, and started hitting Singh. The 42-year-old trader was sitting in front of his closed shop hardly 600 metres from the bandh picketers. When local shopkeepers raised the alarm, the youths, suspected Morcha supporters, fled. Singh was taken first to Hasimara Air Force Hospital and then to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. His condition is said to be serious.
The Bhasha Committee’s 48-hour strike in the plains is intended to stop movement of food grain to the hills.
As news of Singh’s deteriorating condition trickled in, a mob attacked the Morcha office at Tribeni Toll, a kilometre from the supermarket, with stones. In the brick battle that followed, four persons were injured. At 12 noon, a group of alleged Morcha supporters set three autorickshaws on fire. Section 144 has been imposed on Jaigaon for an indefinite period.
Rohit Thapa, a central committee member of the Morcha in Jaigaon, alleged that the Bhasha Committee members had shouted “communal slogans last night. “We lodged an FIR but police did not take action. If the police had acted, nothing would have happened. They damaged two bikes belonging to our members.”
ASP Anup Jaiswal said: “Five persons were injured in the clash…We are conducting raids in different areas.”
KalimNews, Jan 16: According to police information in the morning there was a commotion as some GJM people tried to defy the bandh called by BOBBC and supported by Shiv Sena and AMra Bangali. Presence of both the pro and anti bandh supporters were strolling al around the Jaigaon area. At around 1 pm when both the groups were seen in the supermarket complex Umakant Singh a 40 yr businessman fearing a clash tried to run away but fell on a drain. GJM supporters attacked him with Khukuris and he was taken to nearby Army hospital in a serious condition later he was shifted to a Siliguri nursing home. His condition is critical with several deep cut injuries. GJM has denied of having attacked him.
GJM has blamed BOBBC of having attacked Suraj Roka  Jaigaon Unit Secretary while he was in his bike and injured Janardan Thapa. Janardan is admitted in Alipurduar hospital.
BOBBC complained that GJM supporters attacked house of one Jahir Hussain in Triveni Tole and stole Rs 50,000 cash and gold before torching it .
Reports of clashes in Hamiltongunj is also received between the GJM and BOBBC supporters.
Bandh in Oodlabari, MalBazar, Chalsa, Nagarkatta was complete without any untoward incident. 
Dr. Mukund Majumdar President of BOBBC arrested in the morning was later released in the evening.
Meanwhile, Ashoke Bhattacharya Urban Development Minister said that CPIM will oppose the bandh of 17th i will hold a rally against the counter bandh . 
Of the two companies of CRPF arrived for Darjeeling one company is stationed at Reang, Rambi and another at Rangpo in Sikkim border . Another company is arriving today said a police source.
IBNS, Siliguri, Jan 16 10.00pm : At least eight people were injured in clashes between pro and anti bandh supporters at Jaigaon in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday, police said.
However, an unofficial report claimed a 40-year-old businessman was killed in the violence at Jaigaon, about 100 km from here bordering Bhutan.
The clashes happened when some supporters of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allegedly defied the 48-hour bandh called by Bangla O Bangla Bhasha Banchao Committee (BOBBC), began Sunday morning.
The BOBBC is opposing division of West Bengal while the GJM is demanding separate statehood in the hills of Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars for the Gorkhas, who are ethnic Nepalese.
Additional superintendent of police Anup Jaiswal said five persons were injured, but denied any information about the death.
But intelligence sources gathered information saying death of a person in the clashes.
The injured were shifted to Siliguri and Jalpaiguri hospital.
After four days of shutdown in the hills, the BOBBC's sponsored 48-hour bandh affected the plains of Darjeeling and parts of Jalpaiguri district. The bandh was an attempt to stop vehicles carrying essentials to the hills.
The GJM after a break on Sunday and Monday would resume another eight-day bandh of the propsoed 27-day shutdown in the hills to force the Centre to start dialogue for separate statehood demand.
GJM general secretary Roshan Giri alleged the Bhasha Committee was posturing as an apolitical organisation when it was actually not.
He said: “We will write to the Centre seeking a ban on the organisation, which is trying to impose an economic blockade on the hills."
“The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and especially Asok Bhattacharya (the MLA of CPI-M from Siliguri) is using fringe organisations like the Bhasha Banchao Committee for political gains.”
The Trinamool Congress also alleged that the CPI-M was using the new outift for vested politcal gains.
KalimNews, 16 Jan, 7.30 pm: Dr M Majumdar BOBBC President is arrested from Siliguri along with another BOBBC member. Reports of arrests from other parts of the Dooars too is received but it is yet to be confirmed. A BOBBC source said that death of a BOBBC member is confirmed while the other is yet to be confirmed. The source said that BOBBBC suporters were attacked by GJM members in Jaigaon, near Bhutan border. Todays Bandh called by BOBBC in Dooars area of Jalpaiguri and Terai of Darjeeling was completely observed from Oodlabari to Jagaon . 
Dooars clash 
KalimNews, 16 Jan, 5.00 pm: A clash broke out at Jaigaon today in Jalpaiguri Dooars between the supporters of ethnic groups Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachao Committee (BOBBC) and Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha(GJM). Two BOBBC supporters were seriously injured during the clash.
BOBBC had called a 48 hrs general strike in Dooars in protest against the indefinite strike of GJM in the hills. A source informed that in the morning BOBBC supporters were picketing in the Jaigaon town area and during the picketing period hey smashed motorbike, vehicles and ransacked houses of GJM supporters. An altercation started which resulted in the stabbing of two BOBBC supporters near super market area of Jaigaon. It is said that BOBBC had hired some outsider goons who manhandled the local GJM supporters.
Later Police force from Jalpaiguri rushed to the Jaigaon to control the situation. Police raids is continuing and so far 2 BOBBC supporters have been arrested.
PTI, Siliguri, Jan 16, : Normal life was affected in Siliguri and adjoining Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district today as Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachaon Committee (BOBBBC) called 48-hour Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri district bandh.
The bandh is meant to oppose Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's (GJM) demand for Gorkhaland.
Shops, markets and business establishments remained closed since 6 am and private vehicles mostly remained off the roads, the police said.
The bandh was called to protest against GJM's 96-hour bandh in Darjeeling hills and Dooars which ended this morning.

Traders in hills beat Bangla blockade
VIVEK CHHETRI AND BIRESWAR BANERJEE, TT, Darjeeling/Siliguri, Jan. 16: Traders in Darjeeling today managed to ward off the “economic blockade” imposed by the Bangla O Bangla Bhasha Banchao Committee as trucks loaded with vegetables and food grain reached the hills early this morning.
The committee had announced a 48-hour general strike as part of an “economic blockade” on January 16 and 17, the two days when the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha relaxed its ongoing bandh.
The outfit had also written to different market committees in Siliguri and Jalpaiguri, requesting them to support the strike and not sell food grain to the hills.
B.M. Garg, the president of the Darjeeling Chamber of Commerce, however, said: “Six truckloads of vegetables arrived in Darjeeling this morning. There is no shortage of food grain, as the town did not witness any panic buying before the start of the first phase of the strike. Six more trucks with food grains are on their way to the hills.”
The traders said many of them had loaded their vehicles in Siliguri yesterday evening. “These vehicles were stationed near Darjeeling More, Salugara and Salbari and they sneaked out around 4 in the morning. There has been no disturbances at all,” said a trader.
Most of the hill traders say they have enough stock and there is no need to be worried about the food shortage. This is because many residents have gone down to the plains and most of the schools and colleges are closed.
Tension was palpable in Siliguri in the morning when 10 committee supporters, including president Mukunda Majumdar, were arrested while trying to burn effigies of Morcha leaders. The bandh supporters also tried to stop a few vehicles on Sevoke Road and Bidhan Road, but police soon dispersed them.
Traders at the regulated markets in Siliguri said they would shut shops if they faced resistance from strike supporters tomorrow.
Four companies of paramilitary force reached the hills today. While three companies will be posted along NH31, one company will be deployed across the hills.
Fast instead of strike in Dooars  - Morcha lifts bandh in plains, gardens
Vivek Chhetri, TT, Darjeeling, Jan. 16: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to replace the next phase of the general strike from January 18 with a relay fast in the Dooars and the Terai, the announcement coming on a day when pro and anti-Gorkhaland supporters clashed in Jaigaon on the Indo-Bhutan border.
The Morcha has also decided to allow the tea gardens and the cinchona plantations in the Darjeeling hills to remain open but said vehicles would not be permitted in the plantations nor would shops remain open in the estates.
Harka Bahadur Chhetri, spokesperson for the Morcha, today said: “We have decided to start a relay hunger strike in the Dooars and the Terai with 21 Morcha supporters instead of the general strike. We are taking this decision as we have already sent a clear message during the four-day strike that we are not unreasonable in our demand for the Dooars (as part of Gorkhaland). The strike was a success in the area.”
During the four-day bandh, areas like Jaigaon, Kalchini, Samsing and parts of Birpara — where the Nepali speaking population are in a majority — were shut down completely.
Although the Morcha leadership did not admit, observers believe that the party’s decision to scale down its agitation in the plains is largely an attempt to ensure that the situation does not spiral out of control in the Dooars.
“The Morcha would again be on the back foot if violence were to erupt. There was no major violence in the last four days, except for the incident in Jaigaon today. This is largely because the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad did not actively come out in the open to oppose the general strike,” said an observer.
The Adivasis are in a majority in the Dooars but in recent times their house is a divided lot with fringe tribal groups providing tacit support to the Morcha.
“The Morcha probably believes that it cannot contain violence in the Dooars if the general strike is carried on for eight days in the next phase,” said an observer. The second phase of the 27-day strike is from January 18 to 25.
Chhetri said the party was scaling down its agitation in the Dooars taking into account the “national interest”.
“When the highway in the plains is closed, the northeastern states get affected. In view of the national interest we have decided to start a hunger strike instead of a general strike,” he said.
On January 18, Morcha president Bimal Gurung will start a padayatra — or the “Long March to Gorkhaland” — from Darjeeling to the Dooars via Mirik. “This time we are inviting presidents and senior leaders of all opposition parties to join the march. They had said they were sincere towards their demand for Gorkhaland. They should prove their sincerity by taking part in the walk,” said Chhetri.
Paljor turf to be laid by March - Appeal for floodlights at stadium
TT, Gangtok, Jan. 16: The work of laying an artificial turf at the Paljor Stadium has started and is expected to be ready by March.
Secretary of Sikkim sports and youth affairs department Karma P. Bhutia said the work of laying the turf started on January 1 and has been undertaken by a US-based firm that specialises in manufacturing artificial turf.
“I hope the turf will be laid by March 31 if there are no hindrances during the construction. Once it is laid, we can have a host of extensive football activities and other sporting events, which do not damage the surface. The turf will also add to the beauty of the stadium and make it capable of holding international standard matches,” Bhutia said.
The turf that costs Rs 3.77 crore will have a thickness of 65mm and is being laid by Fieldturf Tarkett and Great Sports Infra Private Limited.
According to Bhutia, the artificial turf will not require any maintenance for a minimum period of eight years after it is laid.
An amount of Rs 15 lakh is spent every year for the upkeep of the natural grass at the stadium, he added.
“The turf that is being laid is similar to the one at Salt Lake Stadium in Calcutta and the stadium in Goa. It is manufactured by a company in Georgia. The firm that has undertaken the project of laying the turf here had also laid the turfs in Calcutta and Goa. Salt Lake Stadium has already been given a two-star ranking by FIFA after the artificial turf was laid,” said Bhutia.
“Once the turf is ready, our players can practice on the ground six days a week. Other sports, which will not damage the pitch, like taekwondo and handball can also be played at the stadium. Players willing to practice at the stadium must get identity cards,” he said.
Currently, there is only one public playground in Gangtok where the players practice.
The artificial turf had been a pending demand of the soccer lovers here as the natural grass surface at the stadium had been deteriorating over the years.
“We are very happy. The artificial turf is the need of the hour because there are limited football grounds in Gangtok for our budding players to practice. There will be maximum utilisation of the turf at the stadium by the players,” said general secretary of the Sikkim Football Association, Menla Ethanpa.
“We have also requested the sports department to construct floodlights that will add more value to the stadium. We can host night football matches and tournaments because it is the present trend to host matches under floodlights. Sponsors and television channels are also interested in night matches because of enhanced viewership,” said Ethanpa.
He added that the artificial turf would also boost the appeal of the Governor’s Gold Cup tournament among the big clubs of the country.
The association has been organising the event for the past 32 years and is one of the premier football tourneys in the country.
“The artificial turf will help us convince the big clubs to participate in the Governor’s Gold Cup. The clubs will be interested in playing at the stadium because there is minimum risk of injuries for the players. The national football team can also organise acclimatisation training camps here,” said Ethanpa.
Snowfall in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Lava: 
KalimNews, 16 Jan 5.00 pm: People of Gangtok are enjoying the unexpected snowfall this evening. Snowfalls wrapped many regions including Tigerhill, Ghoom, Jorebunglow and regions of higher altitude. Fresh snow dipped mercury to minus zero.
Snowfall in Lava and some parts of Algarah is also reported this evening. Heavy snowfall is still continuing in Lava. All the Darjeeling hills is expecting either rain, or hailstorm as the weather seems to be cold with strong wind and thunder storm is expected in Kalimpong.
All Bengal transport strike for 3 hr on 17th January
KalimNews, 16 Jan, 5.00 pm: In protest against the Petroleum price rise CITU and other unions have announced all Bengal transport strike on 17th January from 12 noon to 3 pmm.
SNS, KOLKATA, 16 JAN: Representatives of the West Bengal Road Transport Workers’ Federation, affiliated to Citu, have called a three-hour strike tomorrow from 12 noon to protest against the hike in petrol prices.
Mr Subash Mukherjee, general secretary of the federation, said more than one lakh bus, mini-bus and auto-rickshaw operators affiliated to the federation will join the strike.
Members of the federation will also stage a demonstration at 1 p.m. near Metro Channel to protest against the hike in petrol prices and the failure of the Centre to control the prices of essential commodities.
Mr Mukherjee said they will not forcibly stop any vehicle if it fails to reach its destination before 12 noon. Mr Swarnakamal Saha, president of the Bengal Bus Syndicate, said most of the bus operators and conductors are members of the Citu. So, it is not possible for them to ply vehicles if bus operators refuse to ply them. Why didn't the federation call a strike when the prices of diesel had gone up a few months ago, asked Mr Saha. They want to take political mileage by calling the strike before the Assembly election in the state, said Mr Saha.
Most of the taxi and auto-rickshaw operators have decided not to ply their vehicles between 12 noon and 3 p.m. due to security reasons.
State transport minister, Mr Ranjit Kundu, said most of the bus operators and conductors are  Citu supporters. How can I assure you that government buses will ply on the roads? If they agree to ply their vehicles, buses will ply, said Mr Kundu.
Citu state president and senior CPI-M leader Mr Shyamal Chakraborty today said: “Citu has called a three-hour transport strike tomorrow across the state starting from noon, protesting against the hike in petrol prices. All transport workers affiliated to the Citu have been directed to join the strike, but we have told them not to inconvenience the public. If there are passengers on board, buses will continue till their terminal points and then the workers will join the strike. The Citu will organise a protest rally in front of Victoria House tomorrow to protest against the petrol price hike”.
Miss Mamata Banerjee, railway minister and Trinamul Congress chief, today said that though the Trinamul Congress is in the government at the Centre, the Congress did not ask for her opinion regarding fuel price hike.  She said: “I'm the only minister who did not hike the train fare though diesel price was hiked."
The railway minister was particularly unhappy about the timing of the hike as the crucial Assembly poll is only a few months away.
Mr Sudip Bandopadhyay, Trinamul Congress Parliamentary party chief whip, said: "Last night Miss Banerjee held a meeting with Union finance minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee and even then she was not told about the fuel price hike”.
Mr Partha Chatterjee, Trinamul Congress secretary-general, said the Trinamul Congress will organise rallies and meetings across the state tomorrow and the day after to condemn the price hike and the state’s failure.
मोर्चाद्वारा आजदेखि पक्कापक्कि प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा छाड़ेको घोषणा
लङ्गमार्चमा विपक्षका नेताहरू पनि सामेल हुनुपर्छ-डा.छेत्री

Manoj Bogati, कालेबुङ,16 जनवरी। मोर्चालाई अनेकौं विवादमा हाल्ने मुद्दा अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणबारे अबदेखि मोर्चाले ठ्याम्मै कुरा नगर्ने भएको छ। लिखितरूपले गृहमन्त्रालयलाई यो कुरा नजनाएको भए पनि पत्रकारहरूलाई भने मोर्चाले आज भएको केन्द्रिय समितिको सभामा यस्तो निर्णय लिएको जनाएको छ।
कालेबुङका एक होटलमा मोर्चाका केन्द्रिय समितिले एउटा सभा गरेको थियो जहॉं भएको निर्णय बारे मोर्चा प्रवक्ता डा.हर्कबहादुर छेत्रीले पत्रकारहरूलाई अवगत गराउँदै मोर्चाले आजदेखि अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको च्याप्टर पूर्णरूपले क्लोज गरेको घोषणा गरेका छन्‌।
तिनले भने, अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा मोर्चाको यसैपनि थिएन। केन्द्रले अहिलेको स्थितिमा राज्य गठन गर्न नसक्ने अनि परिस्थिति नभइञ्जेलसम्म दुइवर्षको निम्ति अन्तरिम व्यवस्था चलाइदिने अपील गरेकोले उनीहरूको कुरालाई मोर्चाले सुनिदिएको थियो। तर केन्द्र सरकारले एक अस्थायी व्यवस्थाको निम्ति पनि मोर्चासित खेलवाड गर्‍यो। यसकारण मोर्चाले आजदेखि कुनै पनि परिस्थितिमा अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरा उठाउने छैन।
तिनले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा त्यागेर नै मोर्चाले अहिले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति आन्दोलन गरिरहेको बताए। तिनले भने, मोर्चाले बन्द डाक्दा यो के को निम्ति हो भन्ने प्रश्नहरू उठाइए। सबै स्पष्ट हुनुपर्छ कि यो बन्द पूर्णरूपले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति हो। अब दोस्रो चरणको बन्द कठोररूपले पालन गरिनेछ। तिनले दोस्रो चरणको बन्दमा मोर्चाले लङ्गमार्च फर गोर्खाल्याण्ड कार्यक्रम गर्ने बताउँदै भने,18 जनवरीको दिनदेखि मोर्चा अध्यक्ष विमल गुरूङले जोरबङ्गलोदेखि सुकिया, मिरिक हुँदै डुवर्ससम्मको निम्ति लङ्गमार्च फर गोर्खाल्याण्ड कार्यक्रम गर्नेछ। यो लङ्गमार्चको निम्ति सबै विपक्षका दलहरू जसले सामुहिक नेतृत्वको कुरा गरिरहेका छन्‌ उनीहरूलाई पनि सामेल बनिदिने आह्वान गरिएको छ।
तिनले अझ भने, अब मोर्चाले प्राधिकरणलाई छोड़ेर गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति कार्यक्रम गरिरहेको छ। यसकारण यो लङ्गमार्चमा सबै दलहरूका नेताहरू पनि मोर्चा अध्यक्ष विमल गुरूङसित नै पैदल यात्रामा सामेल हुनुपर्छ। यदि उनीहरू यो कार्यक्रममा सामेल भएन भने उनीहरूलाई गोर्खाल्याण्ड विरोधीको रूपमा लिइने छ। तिनले उप्रान्त डुवर्समा बन्द नगर्ने भएको पनि बताए। तिनले भने, दोस्रो बन्दको कार्यक्रमदेखि डुवर्समा बन्द हुनेछैन। पूर्व, मध्य अनि पश्चिम डुवर्समा मोर्चाका 21 जना मोर्चा प्रतिनिधिहरूले 24 घण्टे रिले अनशन गर्नेछन्‌।
तिनले यसपालीको बन्दमा कुलैनबारी, चियाबारी अनि मजदूरहरूलाई भने पूर्णरूपले छुट दिएको बताएका छन्‌ भने यसअवधी कुनै पनि वाहन चल्न पाउने छैन। मोर्चका कुनै पनि नेताहरूले वाहन चलाउने छैनन्‌। तिनले पहाड़मा भइरहेको प्रोजेक्टहरू (एनएचपीसी)सबै नै बन्द रहने जनाएका छन्‌। डा.छेत्रीले भने, मोर्चा अध्यक्षले जुन पैदल यात्रा गरे, यसअवधी जनताको आकांक्षा अन्तरिममा नरहेको थाहा भएकोले नै मोर्चाले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको मुद्दालाई छोड़ेको हो।
यो कुरा मोर्चाले केन्द्रलाई बताउन चहान्छ। तिनले बन्दद्वारा राज्य सरकारलाई नोक्सान पुर्‍याउने मोर्चाको कार्यक्रम रहेको बताउँदै, कागजपत्र र वार्ताको भाषा राज्य र केन्द्रले नबुझेकोले नै बन्द गर्न परेको पनि बताएका छन्‌। सभामा अध्यक्ष विमल गुरूङ लगायत कालेबुङका केन्द्रिय सदस्यहरू कल्याण देवान, विजय सुन्दास, नोर्देन लामा, राम भुजेल अनि सामुएल गुरूङको उपस्थिति रहेको जनाइएकोछ।(KalimNews)

गृहमन्त्रायललाई प्राधिकरण छोड़ेको जनाएको होस्‌ अनि पत्याउँछौं-विपक्ष

Manoj Bogati, कालेबुङ,16 जनवरी।मोर्चाले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरा ल्याएदेखि नै पहाड़का विपक्षहरू मोर्चासित छैनन्‌। निक्कै विवादहरू निम्ताएपछि अनि निक्कै कठिन परिस्थितिमा पुगेपछि आज मात्र मोर्चाले आजदेखि पूर्णरूपले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको मुद्दाको च्याप्टर क्लोज गरेको बताएको छ। तर मोर्चाले यस्तो घोषणा गरे पनि तक्निकीयरूपले नै यो मुद्दालाई बिराम लगाएको हुनुपर्ने विपक्षको भनाइरहेको छ।
यस सन्दर्भमा क्रामाकपा सचिव मण्डली सदस्य किशोर प्रधानले भने, मोर्चाले प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा छोड़ेको कुरा स्वागत योग्य छ तर यो मुद्दा सेक्युरिटी काउन्सिलमा घुमिरहेको छ। उता केन्द्रलाई मोर्चा अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणमा नै छ भन्ने कुरा थाहा छ। सेक्युरिटी काउन्सिलमा पुगेको अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको रिजल्ट आउन बॉंकी नै छ। उता अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको निम्ति नै काम भइरहेको छ। यता मोर्चाले पत्रकार सम्मेलन राखेर हामीले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण छोड्यौ भन्नु भएन।
मोर्चाले लिखितरूपमा गृहमन्त्रालयमा अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको मुद्दा जनताको चाहाना होइन भनेर बुझेकोले मोर्चाले अब यो मुद्दामाथि कुराकानी गर्नेछैन भन्ने कुरा पुर्‍याउनुपर्छ। यसप्रकारको कुरालाई मान्न सकिन्छ तर यसै मुखले मात्र प्राधिकरण छोड्यौं भन्ने कुरालाई विश्वास गर्न सकिन्न। तिनले ईमान्दाररूपले मोर्चाले सामुहिक नेतृत्वको निम्ति आह्वान गरेको खण्डमा क्रामाकपाले स्वागत मात्र नजनाउने बरू मोर्चासित नै आफ्नो झण्डा बोकेर आन्दोलनमा उत्रिने पनि तिनले जनाए।
तिनले भने, यसको निम्ति सबैदलहरूबीच सौहार्दपूर्ण भेटघाट र रणनीति निर्माणको निम्ति बहस अनिवार्य छ। क्रामाकपाले मोर्चालाई गोर्खाल्याण्डको कुरा गरेको खण्डमा जहिल्यै पनि साथ दिएको हो। लिखितरूपले प्राधिकरण छोड़ेको कुरा हो भने क्रामाकपा मोर्चासित गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति आन्दोलन गर्न तयार छ।
यता गोरानिमोका अध्यक्ष दावा पाखरिनले पनि यसै भने। तिनले भने, उता मोर्चाको अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरामाथि केन्द्रिय पहल भइरहेकै छ। यता मात्र मोर्चाले यो मुद्दा छोड्यो भन्दा आँखामा धुलो हालेको जस्तो देखापरेको छ। मोर्चाले गृहमन्त्रालयमा यो मुद्दा छोड़ेको लिखितरूपले बताएको हुनुपर्छ। यसै पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति सामुहिक आन्दोलन नगरी केही हुन्न। मोर्चाले सामुहिक आन्दोलनको निम्ति सौहार्दरूपले गरेको कार्यक्रममा गोरानिमोको सहभागिता हुनेछ।  (KalimNews)

Car crash kills three
TT, Gangtok, Jan. 16: Three persons were killed when a taxi they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged some 100ft down at Chuja busty in East Sikkim last night.
Dil Bahadur Poudyal, 30, Navin Rai, 34, and Hem Bahadur Chhetri, 15, succumbed to their injuries on the way to the nearest hospital, said police. The car carrying six persons, including the driver, was coming from Singtam when it crashed into the lower road, 22km from here.
Of the three others injured, Passang Sherpa and Hom Bahadur Chhetri have been admitted to Central Referral Hospital in Gangtok.

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