Thursday, 25 August 2011

SHRP goes bald against Public Order bill

PAPPU MALLICK

GANGTOK, August 25: Continuing the party’s strong protest against the disputed Sikkim Prevention and Control of Public Order bill, ten members of Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (SHRP) party today shaved their heads and walked bald around in the heart of the capital with placards hanging down their necks.
            Defining their act as a ‘peaceful protest’ against the bill, the SHRP workers walked from Nam Nang towards MG Marg and concluded at Titanic Park. Those SHRP functionaries participating in this protest were Gyalpo Tamang, MB Rai, LM Limboo, Om Prakash Bista, Dhan Bahadur Mangar, SP Sharma, RL Ghimirey, KB Dahal, Jacob Tamang and SB Subba.
            Speaking to reporters, SHRP president AD Subba warned the State government that if it does not withdraw the Public Order bill tomorrow in the Assembly, his party will start a ‘jail bharo’ movement from Gangtok. We have many programmes and are waiting to see what happens in the Assembly tomorrow, he said.
            SHRP general secretary Tara Shrestha said that the party has many programmes and activities lined up for this year.