Sikkim asks Delhi government to withdraw ad referring to state as ‘separate nation’ | India News
In a letter written to the Delhi government, Sikkim chief secretary SC Gupta He said the “offensive” ad should be removed immediately as it is “immensely hurtful” for people.
In an announcement to recruit volunteers for the Civil Defense Corps, Sikkim has been hit with neighboring countries like Nepal and Bhutan.
In the letter, Gupta wrote that the people of Sikkim have been proud to be citizens of this great country since it became the 22nd state of the Indian Union on May 16, 1975.
Sikkim’s chief secretary urged the Delhi government to “immediately” withdraw the “offensive” announcement and also to issue a proper statement to calm the feelings of the Sikkim people.
Sikkim Prime Minister Prem Singh Tamang also called on the Delhi government to withdraw the announcement.
This announcement published by the Delhi Government in various print media mentions Sikkim along with countries as … https://t.co/uOCEfjGUzF
– Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) (@GolayPs) 1590234355000
Sikkim is part of India and shouldn’t be, this is condemnable and I would ask the Delhi Government to rectify … https://t.co/bI5OGlZffp
– Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) (@GolayPs) 1590234366000
In the announcement, the eligibility column for the application says that an applicant must be a citizen of India or a subject from Nepal, Bhutan or Sikkim.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has suspended a senior civil defense directorate official for publishing the announcement.
In a tweet, Delhi Deputy Governor Anil Baijal said: “A senior Civil Defense Directorate (HQ) official has been suspended with immediate effect for publishing an ad that does not respect India’s territorial integrity by making incorrect reference Sikkim on the same lines as some neighboring countries. ”
A senior officer of the Directorate of Civil Defense (HQ) has been suspended with immediate effect for posting an announcement … https://t.co/eveZ7r7SzA
– LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) 1590243925000
On video: Sikkim criticizes Delhi government ‘offensive announcement’