Gangtok, August 17, 2012:
The Sikkim Government has taken a very serious view over the situation arising over the reported news of attack on the North Eastern people residing in Bengalore and Pune.
In order to ensure safety of Sikkimese residing in these cities, the Chief Secretary of Sikkim, Karma Gyatso, spoke to the Chief Secretary of Karnataka, S.V. Ranganath.
Chief Secretary, Gyatso conveyed the Sikkim Government’s concern about the safety of Sikkimese to his counterpart. In response the Chief Secretary of Karnataka gave full assurance as regards the safety of Sikkimese in Bengaluru. He also assured the State Government of Sikkim that the law and order in Karnataka is under control and therefore there is no reason to worry or panic as regards to safety of life.
Further, the Chief Secretary of Sikkim has also requested the Speaker, K.T. Gyaltsen to take up the issue with the Karnataka Government during his visit to the State which is scheduled for 18th of September, 2012.