The Gorkhas have been talking of guarding the country. They raised their heads high when the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi described them as “Brave Gorkhas” and “trusted more than the police” recently.  The two incidents of rape on a 3 year old and 4 year old both in the Kalimpong subdivision recently is a shameful act to counter the comments from BJP bigwig.

Enough is Enough Stop Rape…

The rape on minors, apart being a shameful one would send a wrong signal to those who has been tagging the Indian originated Gorkhas often as citizens of Nepal. Two minors one from Teesta, 16 km from Kalimpong and the other from near Sikkim-Bengal border were allegedly raped and the culprits arrested. Ofcourse, cases of rape in both sensitive Darjeeling hills and Sikkim are on the rise which needs immediate check.

Irrespective of political colour, rising above the conducive atmosphere, people and the law makers should deal with these cases in a strict manner without any favour so that such incident does not put the Gorkhas in an awkward position. Because, no matter what to some extent the community despite fighting for identity crises is only respected in India for their honesty in guarding the country.

The shameful act like this will make things ugly for the community. The community had walked through the streets with candles in their hands protesting against the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case. But today neither nearby Sikkim bothered to even hold a protest rally against the incident even when such heinous act occurred near them.

The literary lot, presently in deep sleep, in both the regions has a work for themselves to do. Coming out from the honorary level is the need of the hour. Writing stories in Nepali and waiting for the award is not only the mantra to be in the list of literary figures. The society needs your education to multiply more literacy rate in the hills of both Darjeeling and Sikkim.

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