DCC Organization allies with SIBLAC for protection of sacred Rathonchu river

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A meeting of Denjong Chyaring Chogpo (DCC) Organization was held at Gangtok which was attended by all its executive members. All the members, during its meeting expressed complete solidarity with the Sikkim Bhutia Lepcha Apex Committee (SIBLAC) Convener Mr. Tseten Tashi with regard to his slamming on the Government of India for its uncaring attitude towards the Buddhist of Sikkim.

The members, during today’s’ meeting condemned the Government of India’s haphazard decision of granting clearance to the anti Buddhist and anti Sikkimese Hydro Power Projects at the sacred Buddhist Rathongchu River in the West district, informs a press release.

The Sikkimese Buddhist people and the followers of the Mahaguru Padmasambhava would not allow the ill designs of the Indian Government that tends to pollute and defile Sikkimese Buddhist tradition, lineage and above all, its sanctity.

The sacred Rathongchu River, the very source to the annual Tashiding Bumchu ceremony and the other immediate locations in and around the Tashiding-Yuksam region are explicitly declared as the holiest of all in all the sacred scriptures including Rigzin Sogdrub, Denjong Neyig, Nesol offering, etc the release adds.

It is at such backdrop, the Sikkimese Buddhist would go to any extent for preserving and protecting such commands of the Mahaguru Padmasambhava and Gyalwa Lhatsun Chenpo in upholding the Sikkimese dharma.

It is at this backdrop, we request all the people of Sikkim, irrespective of their religious affiliations to come forward and strive to preserve our Sikkimese ethos and dharma which is under grave threat and attack from none other than the irresponsible and insensible Indian Government who could not even stand to its own commitments made to the Sikkimese people in 1975 when Sikkim was annexed with it adds the release. If this is the democratic mechanism which it claims highly as the world’s largest democracy, then we today are compelled to say “we are sorry to see and witness for about 35 years, such a state and standard of Indian democracy. We condemn and dismiss such ruthless act of the Indian Government in discarding our dharma while we cannot afford to continue under such ‘democracy’ where our very dharma is bound to perish some day. We totally stand-by and support Mr. Tseten Tashi Bhutia on the stand taken by him, which in fact represents the genuine and popular sentiments of the Sikkimese Buddhist on the matter”.

The release also calls upon all the political parties in Sikkim to take up the matter at New Delhi in immediately scrapping all the Hydro-Power Projects and such other harmful activities over the sacred Rathongchu River.

Courtesy: Sikkim Mail



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