Friday, Jan 21, 2022 08:45 [IST]
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GANGTOK,: The Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj (SNS) has expressed its happiness on the bold step taken by Jorethang SDM Saloni Pradhan to cancel 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 its people, said SNS chief patron Tseten Tashi Bhutia in a press statement on Thursday.
“Similarly, many illegal trade licenses were denied renewal in Geyzing Municipality when 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,” said the SNS chief patron.
“However, the ruling party and State government are 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,” said Bhutia.
“We take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to our brave daughters Dr. Bina Basnett, Saloni Pradhan and 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,” said the SNS chief patron.
“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,” said Bhutia.