Denzong Lhadey called a mass rally, vehicle plied for more than two and half hour - The Sikkim Tribune
Monks demands to State or Central government for early visit of His Holiness in Sikkim
TST Reporter Analysis by (Pappu Mallick)
Gangtok, May 18: A mass rally in Gangtok demanding immediate arrival of His Holiness the 17 th Gwalwang Karmapa Ogyen Dorje to early visit to Sikkim. The rally was participated by huge numbers of monks and devotees from all the four districts of Sikkim today. The rally wad also attended by leaders of the political party and organised by Denjong Lhadey (monks).
Meanwhile the meeting was also held before the rally, in a meeting three resolution was unanimously adopted by Denzong Lhadey.
1: 17 years have been a very long wait for the Sikkimese dharma loving people to wait for their Dharma Guru HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. In fact, it is a slap to the glorious Indian Religious evolution and civilization that speaks volume of how the minority religion and its dignity are abandoned in this greatest democratic nation.
2: If His Holiness could not be allowed to visit Sikkim while he is allowed to visit Mirik in Darjeeling District (very close to Sikkim), Indian Union must declare such policies of its government that deprives one with their religious freedoms and profess the same.
3: We both the Sikkimese monks and lat devotees of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, thousands in number at BL House, Tibet road, Gangtok, urge upon the Indian Union to immeidately allow His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. If this is not possible, the Indian Union must declare that it cannot grant such permission to His Holiness.
Later, the rally went off from allocated footpath started to walk on the National Highway to breakdown the police beracade here at Deorali. On the day long procession rally was also Chakka Jam (Blockade the road) and no vehicle plied for more than two and half hour in the Capital Highway-10.
Meanwhile, Tsheten Tashi Bhutia, President SIBLAC ask a question against the both central and state government that now both government should think that why we are organising today just before the visit of the Union Home Minister in Sikkim?
Otherside, the relay hunger strike was called by the monks has reached 315 days today here at BL House, Tibet road in Gangtok.
Meanwhile, Chewang Lama, Coordinator Denjong Lhadey had raised a question why it is difficult to bring him (karmapa) in the state please mention. If again they fail to send the karmapa in the state then 'I'll ready to sacrifice my life'.
Meanwhile the Denjong Lhadey Convenor Chewang Lama accompanied by Sangha MLA Sonam Lama, TMC Sikkim TW Lepcha, BLPF President Phigu Tshering Bhutia has and others meet with the Chief Secretary A.K.Shrivastava at his office, Manan Kendra during the rally.
Pics by : TST Reporter, Pappu Mallick