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SDF applauds three courageous daughters of Sikkim

GANGTOK,: The opposition SDF has applauded and thanked politician Dr. Bina Basnet and government officials Saloni Pradhan and Bhumika Pradhan for their work and efforts to protect the rights of Sikkim and Sikkimese.

Dr. Bina, also the Hamro Sikkim Party president, had filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal and secured an interim stay on the ongoing controversial construction at Old West Point School area here.

Similarly, Jorethang SDM Saloni Pradhan has honoured the old laws and Article 371F by cancelling the illegal land deeds in Jorethang area, said the SDF in a press statement on Friday.

The SDF added that Bhumika Pradhan, while the municipal executive of Geyzing Nagar Panchayat, had started the drive against illegal sub-letting of trade licenses.

“All these three issues are deeply connected with the rights and security of Sikkim and Sikkimese. The SDF hails the steps taken by these three courageous daughters of Sikkim as historic for the protection of local interests despite the disorderly governance and atmosphere of fear in the society. We applaud their courage and love towards Sikkim,” said the SDF.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi