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Immensely hurtful: Sikkim objects to Delhi govt advertisement

The Sikkim government on Saturday took exception to an advertisement of the Delhi government that clubbed the hill state with Nepal and Bhutan, saying it was immensely hurtful. The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha-led government and Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang separately reacted to the Join Civil Defence as Volunteer advertisement issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity of the Delhi government in which Sikkim has been shown as a separate county like Nepal and Bhutan. This is immensely hurtful to the people of Sikkim who take pride in being the citizens of our great country ever since it became the 22nd state of Indian Union on May 16, 1975, Sikkim Chief Secretary S C Gupta said in a terse letter to his Delhi counterpart Vijay Kumar Dev. Gupta demanded an immediate withdrawal of the advertisement and issuance of a suitable communique to assuage the feelings of the people of Sikkim. Chief Minister Tamang also condemned the advertisement and said it was regrettable, ...


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