Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023 07:45 [IST]
Last Update: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023 02:06 [IST]
GANGTOK,: The Union Home Affairs ministry has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on concerns and outrage among the people here following the foreigner remark and dilution of Sikkimese definition in a recent verdict.
In a series of tweets, the office of Union Home minister Amit Shah on Monday shared that the Home Affairs ministry has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against some of the observations and directions.
“Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) files review petition in Supreme Court against some of the observations and directions in a recent judgement dated 13th January, 2023 in two petitions of 2013 and 2021 filed by Association of Old Settlers of Sikkim and Ors in Supreme Court,” the minister’s office tweeted.
“GoI reiterated its position about the sanctity of Article 371F of the Constitution that safeguards the Sikkimese identity, which should not be diluted. Further, the observation in the said order about persons of foreign origin settled in Sikkim like Nepalis should be reviewed as the said persons are Sikkimese of Nepali origin.”
State BJP president DR Thapa, in a video statement, thanked the Union Home minister for swiftly intervening on the issue and concerns submitted to him.
The Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj has also thanked the Union minister for expeditiously initiating steps to give justice to the Sikkimese people.