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Sikkim parties seek protection from influx

By A correspondent

GANGTOK, Dec 13 - Political parties in Sikkim have expressed their opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed by the Parliament.

In separate press conferences today, the Sikkim Republican party (SRP), Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) and Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) have expressed their displeasure over the Bill becoming an Act after the Presidential nod.

SRP chief KB Rai stated that since the Bill has become an Act now, his party wants the State Government to do the needful in order to protect Sikkim from infiltrators.

He stated that restoration of seats in the Assembly for the majority ethnic Nepali community is one way to protect all the communities of Sikkim.

Bhaichung Bhutia of the HSP and leaders of the SSP have also asked the State Government to safeguard Sikkim and the special provisions it enjoys under the Constitution.

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Sikkim parties seek protection from influx

GANGTOK, Dec 13 - Political parties in Sikkim have expressed their opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed by the Parliament.

In separate press conferences today, the Sikkim Republican party (SRP), Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) and Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) have expressed their displeasure over the Bill becoming an Act after the Presidential nod.

SRP chief KB Rai stated that since the Bill has become an Act now, his party wants the State Government to do the needful in order to protect Sikkim from infiltrators.

He stated that restoration of seats in the Assembly for the majority ethnic Nepali community is one way to protect all the communities of Sikkim.

Bhaichung Bhutia of the HSP and leaders of the SSP have also asked the State Government to safeguard Sikkim and the special provisions it enjoys under the Constitution.