The Sikkim Gorkha Jagaran Sangh (SGJS) has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Sikkim seeking Assembly seat reservation as per population in the State and implementation of ‘creamy layer provision’ for ST also.
The petition was heard by the court on June 25 last and the court ordered for issuance of notice to the State and Central respondents.
According to SGJS office-bearer and advisor and a senior advocate N B Khatiwada, the respondents include Ministry of Home Affairs, Election Commission of India, National Commission for ST and the Sikkim government.
Interacting with media at the Sikkim Press Club on Friday, Khatiwada said that they have sought that reservation of seats should be as per population for all communities in the State so that every community gets justice.
The SGJS also asserted that even the Limboo and Tamang communities would get their seats under this option and accordingly, they have filed the writ petition.
The SGJS further asserted that their petition was not targeted against any community in the State.
Notably, the writ petition is listed for hearing on July 31.
The SGJS also said that the Sikkimese Nepali community which is a majority has been deprived from their full political rights in Sikkim for years.