Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GJM help desk for Sikkimese people

from Sikkim Express

GANGTOK, July 14: A cell has been constituted by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Kalimpong to facilitate the movement of people from Sikkim for urgent works during the bandh period.
People from Sikkim having emergency or urgent works and need to reach Siliguri can contact GJM in-charge of NH 31 A, Sunil Pradhan who has been authorized by the party high command to make necessary arrangements for the people of Sikkim.
Mr. Pradhan can be reached at 9933947288. The GJM has stressed that this facility for Sikkimese persons is only for emergencies and proper documents or travel tickets are a must.
Speaking to SIKKIM EXPRESS, Mr. Pradhan asserted that the bandh has not been called to disturb Sikkim. We are fighting for our identity and the highway (NH 31A) is like our front yard and is automatically shut down during the bandh, he said appealing the people of Sikkim not to think that the bandh has been called to harass them.
We have given special exemption to LPG vehicles and have set up a help desk for the benefit of Sikkimese people who have urgent or emergencies works at Siliguri, said Mr. Pradhan. It the people or students shows us proper documents like travel tickets or they are genuinely sick we will provide pass, he said appealing the people of Sikkim for support towards the Gorkhaland movement.
At the same time, Sikkimese people struck at Siliguri and require to reach Sikkim urgently can contact the GJM party functionary Bishal Chettri who is based in Siliguri. He can be reached at 9832362768.