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A delegation of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party led by its president and former chief minister, Pawan Chamling called on the Governor, Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhawan in Gangtok on Friday.

The SDF delegation, which has senior leaders and workers of the party, has also submitted a memorandum requesting for special exemption for Sikkim from the extension and enforcement of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 based on the special provisions of Article 371F of the Constitution of India.

“Pawan Chamling, on behalf of the SDF party and the people of Sikkim, briefed and submitted a memorandum requesting for special exemption for the state of Sikkim from the extension and enforcement of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in order to safeguard and uphold the spirit laid down in Article 371F of the Constitution of India which is a special provision provided for the State of Sikkim in the Constitution.

This was informed in a press release issued by SDF spokesperson, Krishna Lepcha.

The release mentioned that in the memorandum the party has raised various issues touching upon the social, economic, political, historical and the legal aspects with reference to Sikkim and Article 371F.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: sagchhetri@gmail.com