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Sikkim asks Delhi government to withdraw ad referring to state as ‘separate nation’ | India News

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NEW DELHI: Sikkim on Saturday he took a strong exception to an announcement by the Delhi government in the newspapers that he referred to the state as an “independent country” and hit it with Nepal and Bhutan.
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.

Sikkim asks Delhi government to withdraw ad referring to state as 'separate nation' | India News

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 asks Delhi government to withdraw ad referring to state as 'separate nation' | India News

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.

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. ”

On video: Sikkim criticizes Delhi government ‘offensive announcement’



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