New Delhi: March 31, 2012
Delhi Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) members of Parents Body met MP from Darjeeling, Jaswant Singh on Friday. During this meeting Manoj Sankhar, Ranjan Sharma, Lopsang Lama, Rakesh Thapa and Vinod Laber were present.
The issues wherein recently in Siliguri a group of protesters belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) openly protested against Gorkha Janamukti Morcha GJMM chanting slogans against Gorkhaland and then burnt the flag of GJMM alongwith copies of the Tripirtite Agreement executed in July 2011 for formation of GTA was discussed. Mr Jaswant Singh condemned the incident and said that it was an unfortunate incident.
The recent incident in the capital city, during protests by the Tibetans against the Chinese Government wherein many Gorkhas who possess similar physical features as Tibetans have unnecessarily been harassed by the law enforcement agencies was also talked about. Mr Singh was requested to bring these issues to the knowledge of the concerned authorities so that appropriate action may be taken against the people who have taken the law into their hands. Mr Jaswant Singh assured that he has discussed these issues with the Union Home Minister earlier and will be following up the matter so that such incidents may not be repeated in future.
Special provisions for people to get admission in hospitals whenever they come for medical treatment in the capital city so that they may not face harassment running from pillar to post was also discussed. GJMM suggested that a mechanism may be brought upon so that people coming from the hills from Darjeeling and Dooars may get easy access to medical facilities.
Special provisions for railway reservation along with availability of railway tickets and deployment of special trains with extra births during festival seasons was also discussed. Mr Jaswant Singh assured and suggested that on submitting a written Memorandum pointing out all the aforesaid grievences, he would definitely forward the same to the concerned departments so that the issues are sorted out at the earliest.
GJMM will be forwarding a Memorandum shortly, listing out our genuine grievances and submit it at Mr Singh’s office and then follow up the matter so that it may be expedited.