Article by Palden Gyamtso Nangpa ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Sikkimese of Sikkim never cease to amaze me with their laid – back and insouciant attitude . The country was smashed and grabbed in front of our very own eyes yet we were phlegmatic to the whole situation . Four decades have gone by and nothing yet has been learned by our Sikkimese . I often wonder and ask why ?! Our elders once did make their mistakes but then , I do consider them for they knew not much then but today since then , I suppose , we are in a better understanding and in a position to know more . Today , in the high court there was a case seeking the right for the Sikkimese as guaranteed in para b (i)(ii) and (iii) of Article 371-F , by Mr Vivek Basneet but most failed to come forth .
We are all with our vested interest and can never think beyond ourselves . Where our basic rights and what is endangering our future and the generation next is concerned we invariably take a back seat . The Sikkim Subject and COI issue too , most did stay back within the safety of their four walls . The Gurudongmar case , in comparison is better with the highland people of Lachen being there in the court to show their solidarity . The case of today was a pertinent and apropos for all the Sikkimese but unfortunately there were hardly much to show their solidarity . The generation next , be assured shall curse us and shall definitely spit on our graves . Honestly , we need to wake up and show our unanimity to what a Sikkimese from within us has taken the initiative to safe guard our future .
We are always in the forefront for all the wrong reasons , with a twisted mindset and to achieve anything with forsaking our pride and dignity . With all the education and experiences we have had by virtue of our parents , is this all we are made up of ?! Mark my words , the future of the Sikkimese of Sikkim is heading towards a self created devastation . For heaven’s sake , the next date has been slated for the nineteen thus please do spare the time to show your solidarity and to be aware of the facts that has been protecting us the Sikkimese till date and where it is being tammpered .
Well folks , I’m sorry for being outspoken and putting in my thoughts into words that may not go easy into the ear but I couldn’t resist being vocal of what I saw in the court room with a few in number who had come to show their concern . However , do all have a splendid evening and give it a thought and do lend your ear for a secured tomorrow .