The article based on the transcript of the alleged official interpretation of the telephone conversation, believed supposedly amongst GJMM political activists (statehood demand) before the broad morning daylight killing of ABGL leader Madan
The numerous petitions presented to the British India Govt. since 1907 and forwarded upto 1950 when the Constitution was promulgated is effectively understood to preserve the standing of the District within the meaning of “Backward Tracts” or tribal dominated inhabited area designation. There were many such areas in India inhabited by official designation of tribal, mainly hill peoples, who were distinctly different ethnologically, culturally, socially and economically distressed, which the Govt. of the time, considered and decided deserve a separate system of administration, different to the general form applied to the Provinces and Princely States.
Apropos DarjeelingtimesdotCom April 2010, Dr. Sonam Wangyal’s ‘Dooars an introduction’ presumed to a while paper prepared by the Dooars study forum.
Now that the contents of the booklet Dooars vis-a-vis Gorkhaland has found space for expression in the magazine DTcotCom is appreciable in order to declare the contents of the Dooars study forum to highlight the statehood demand in various perspection of light and shade, both drawing a historical picture of the District as well as the constitutional space provided for its administrative existence, to mean a Union State if you will, to be provided by the Constitution of India in 1950.
Apropos DarjeelingtimesdotCom April 2010, Mr. Lalit Pariyar’s ‘Vox Populi Vox Dei’ (voice people voice god) is perceived an inappropriate title while at the sametime applying the Euclidean geometry to explain Gorkhaland / territory is diabolically paradoxical and incapable of directing the scheme to no end in time. Gorkhaland or a state if you will for the Darjeeling hill people is a claim for a living space presumed to be constitutionally provided, to be more precise, by the law of the country, under the provisions of the V Schedule of the Constitution. Instead of beating around the bush, confusing the vox populi with geometrical lines and proving territorial aspects of statehood based on self determining factors such as boundaries outlined by Nepali/Gorkhali speaking population is a self illusionary concept while examining the entire gamut of Darjeeling District claiming for statehood happens to be a constitutionally provided right of all the Darjeeling hill peoples. Hence the article is confusing the people more asserting them claim to statehood under garb of vox populi, a democratic right which unfortunately is not so, while demanding a state, which happens to be a constitutional right provided by the fathers of the Constitution themselves.
This is reference to your latest publication of magazine Darjeeling TimesdotCom Vol 2 No. 5 April 2010 which seems to have expressed many misconceptions which herein is being analysed to place for all the ‘invisibles’ contained in various articles imprinted in the issue.