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Sikkim body fights drugs

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 7, 2009

GANGTOK, 6 JULY: The ‘Matri Bhumi Suraksha Sangathan,’ (MBSS) an autonomous body has decided to take on moral policing to tackle drug menace and flesh trade across Sikkim and the north Bengal hills. “The menace is no less than that of Opium war of China,” said Mr Duk Nath Nepal, convener of the organisation. The body has further alleged the influx of outsiders as the major cause of the social and moral degradation among the youths.
Established on 28 May, the MBSS has scheduled an elaborate line of action in a phased manner. “In the first phase we wrote letters to all tele-service providers for inclusion of Nepali language in their day to day services,” said Mr Nepal. He further informed that the second phase would involve social and moral policing to fight the perils of drug addiction and flesh trade.
Earlier the organisation had written to heads of all mobile companies demanding use of Nepali language in their IVRS and other value added services. “Despite the inclusion of Nepali language in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, all the tele-service providers of India are yet to include the language in their daily services,” said Mr Nepal. He further termed the imposition of alien languages through tele-service as a form of cultural imperialism being forced on the hill people.
When asked about the response of the letters sent to tele-service providers, Mr Nepal said: “Among seven letters sent, two have been received and acknowledged.”

Source:The Statesman

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