Protesters force fed

http://www.telegraphindia.com Gangtok, July 31: Two members of Affected Citizens of Teesta, who have been fasting for 43 days, were today force fed at Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Hospital. Dawa T. Lepcha and Tenzing Gyatso Lepcha were admitted there more than 15 days ago. Dr Namgyal T. Sherpa, a senior medical consultant, observed that since “both …

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Hill support for Lepcha fast

http://www.telegraphindia.com Siliguri, July 30: Lepchas from different parts of the Darjeeling hills today marched to the district magistrate’s office in Darjeeling to express solidarity with members of Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT), who are on a hunger strike in Gangtok. The peaceful rally was organised under the aegis of the Kalimpong-based Rong Ong Prongzom (a …

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Govt issues fast deadline

http://www.telegraphindia.com Gangtok, July 26: The Sikkim government has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to members of Affected Citizens’ of Teesta (ACT) to withdrawing the hunger strike. In a strongly-worded letter, a copy of which is with The Telegraph, chief secretary N.D. Chingapa has “sincerely” appealed to the “genuine” members of ACT to introspect on the ongoing …

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