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Sikkim State Women's Commission met Bijanbari Case victim Kala Subba actually from Nepal

Writes ‎Prakash Lee‎ 

The news that went viral in social site (FB) on 14th June of Mrs. Kala Subba (31years), who was rambling around in search of job in Bijanbari, Darjeeling and ending the quest in hospital due to brutal physical assault by police personnel at Pool Bazaar Police Station, Darjeeling...thereby creating public rage on social media, some of them claiming her to be of Sikkim, some blamed Sikkim State Women's Commission of being headless, some tried to politicize the matter...But nobody investigated to its roots and got the concrete information of victim.

Finally, the State Women Commission of Sikkim, gathering information and after understanding the matter, made a team comprising (two members of Sikkim State Women Commission Laki Denzongpa and Leela Dulal, NGO Subha Lakxmi Social Organization (SLSO) President Lalita Lama, East Distt General Secretary Dev Gurung (SDF Party) and headed for Sahid Durga Malla District Hospital Darjeeling and visited the victim today.

It is so surprising to find her bed-ridden even after 13 Days. She is still under medical supervision with the support of Rastriya Naari Aayog and Limbu Association of Darjeeling.
State Women Commission Sikkim met Bijanbari Case victim Kala Subba actually from Nepal
State Women Commission Sikkim met Bijanbari Case victim Kala Subba
It is learnt that, she is completely sane, all she said was she, her husband and in-laws are originally from Taplejung, Nepal and temporarily staying in Rumbuk, West-Sikkim. She also said that her husband eloped with another woman and abandoned her thereafter, since then she was being tortured by her in-laws and bearing the burnt of torture and insult, she had to leave the in-laws house and went in search of job to sustain life. Further she claims that she has two children (a son and a daughter).

According to her claims and considering her matter as a top priority, the Sikkim State Women Commission assured her to trace her in-laws' whereabouts in Sikkim and ensure all possible help. And also hope that, the victim will definitely get justice, according to the law of the land.

Hill parties unite to seek Bijanbari Subdivision

11:34 AM
DARJEELING 21 Jun 2016 Various political and apolitical bodies of the hills have come together on one platform - the Bijanbari Sub-Division Demand Committee - to demand for the creation of a Bijanbari sub-division. They submitted a memorandum today to the Darjeeling district administration in the regard.

The committee members comprise representatives from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Trinamool Congress, Jan Andolan Party, CPM and the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxist and merchant associations and social organisations of the area.

After submitting their memorandum to the Darjeeling district magistrate, L.M. Lama, the convener of the newly formed committee, said, “With 23 gram panchayats, Bijanbari is a huge block and one of the largest blocks in the state. We welcome the concept of a Mirik sub-division, but in spite of its potential to be upgraded to a sub-division, we feel that Bijanbari has been overlooked by the state government. We want Bijanbari to be trifurcated into three blocks with two sub-divisions.”
Hill political parties unite to seek Bijanbari Subdivision
Hill political parties unite to seek Bijanbari Subdivision
The sub-division demand committee that was formed on June 19 has proposed that Bijanbari, comprising the areas of Rimbick-Lodhoma, Bijanbari-Pulbazar and Darjeeling, be trifurcated into three development blocks. It also wants the Rimbick-Lodhoma and Bijanbari-Pulbazaar development blocks to be created into two separate sub-divisions.

“It is the question of the people’s wish and their necessities. Our committee comprises representation from various political parties and we want to take forward the demand to its positive conclusion in one voice,” said the BSDC convener, who is also a GJM central committee leader of Bijanbari.

The GJM, although opposed to the state government’s move to form development boards, has given its consent for the creation of new districts and sub-divisions. Similar demands have started cropping up and have also started gaining momentum, following the state government’s recent decision to form a separate Kalimpong district and a Mirik sub-division, the latter presently being one of the blocks under Kurseong sub-division.

Topographically, Bijanbari block under Darjeeling sub-division measures 415.69 sq km and is one of the eight blocks of the district. It has a total population of 1,26,747 spread over 23 GPs. It has 94 khasmal, revenue villages, tea gardens and forest mouzas. Income sources include paddy, tea, maize, potato, ginger and cardamom cultivation.

Lama said the district magistrate responded positively and assured the committee of starting the process of creating new blocks soon. “The DM assured us he would look into the demand of division of blocks and start the process as the matter is under his purview. And regarding the demand for sub-divisions, he has promised to communicate with the state government, which is the final authority,” the DSDC convener said.

The committee has also proposed that the Rimbick-Lodhoma, Bijanbari-Pulbazaar and Darjeeling development blocks be formed with five, eight and 10 gram panchayats, respectively.


Bijanbari police tourture victim referred to ‪Darjeeling‬ District Hospital

8:55 PM
18 June 2016 Bijanbari The victim of alleged police torture Ms. Kala Subba has been referred to Darjeeling District Hospital.

Yesterday a team from Sikkim led by SDF Daramdim Samasty President Mr. Bhupendra Chettri arrived in Bijanbari to ascertain the facts relating to Ms. Subba's address.

Speaking to the Press Mr. Chettri stated, "we are trying to ascertain her address and we will do all we can to assist her... we have already lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission and we will proceed as and when we get more information."

A team from Darjeeling Women's Commission under the leadership of Ms Lalita Lama also visited Ms Subba and under their care and that of Bijanbari Nari Kalyan Samity Ms. Subba has been taken to Darjeeling District Hospital as her condition is still critical.
Victim of alleged police torture Ms. Kala Subba
Victim of alleged police torture Ms. Kala Subba
In the meanwhile, cry for ouster of Bijanbari OC Saurav Sen has grown stronger with DYFI, local women's organizations, Bijanbari Limbu Samaj demanding his suspension.

Via The DC

Sikkim woman not kept at Bijanbari police station, lied about her identity - says SP

10:17 AM
Cloud on Bijanbari woman's identity

Writes Vivek Chhetri

Darjeeling, June 16: The woman, Kala Subbawho was allegedly beaten up at the Bijanbari police station where she had taken shelter on Sunday, has given wrong information regarding her family and whereabouts, the police said today.

She had been admitted to the hospital with bruises on her thighs and hands.

The woman in her mid-thirties had said she was from West Sikkim and had a daughter and a son. She had also said she had come to Bijanbari in search of a job.

Darjeeling police chief Amit P. Javalgi said: "The person she had described as her father and a gram panchayat member of the area from where she said she was visited the lady at the hospital yesterday. Neither of them could identify her."

He added: "The headmaster of the school in which the lady had said her son was studying could not verify if such a student was enrolled."

The SP said the woman was not kept at the police station on Sunday night.

"The lady was not kept at the Bijanbari police station for the night. The officer in charge of the police station got a call around 3.45pm (on Sunday) from some people in Bijanbari who told him that a lady, who was not in her senses, had lost her way. She was not from the locality and the caller asked if the police could take her to the police station."

He added: "The OC (officer in charge of the police station) asked if she was a minor or an adult and on being informed that she was an adult, a team consisting of a male ASI, lady constables, lady home guards and lady civic police were sent (to get her). On the way to the police station the lady became violent. She was brought to the police station so that her address could be traced and she could be handed over to her family."

The police chief said: "Since the woman couldn't provide any information and was intoxicated, she was taken to the hospital. With the help of some local people, she was taken there around 8pm the same day. The statement that she was admitted to the hospital the next day is wrong."do not providing also whether Everything is being verified said another police officer The medical from of the Bijanbari hospital also that that the woman was intoxicated.

Via Telegraph

Sikkim woman thrashed by Bijanbari police - All you need to know

8:00 AM
Lady thrash slur after night in police station - Woman lands up in hospital with bruises, Sikkim panel writes to Darjeeling SP

Vivek Chhetri and Nirmal Mangar

Darjeeling, June 15: A woman from Sikkim who had come to Bijanbari here in search of a job was allegedly beaten up at the local police station where she had been sheltered by social workers on Sunday.

The next day, the police took allegedly by police the next day<> where she is undergoing treatment.

Sources said the woman, in her thirties, had injury marks on the thighs and hands.

The woman has reportedly told some people at the hospital that she was beaten up by the " bara babu" of the police station as well.

The officer in charge is usually referred to as " bara babu".

Sharmila Pradhan, a social worker in Bijanbari, said: "When a couple of us were returning home after attending a meeting on Sunday evening, we saw a woman murmuring to herself on the road. We went up to her and asked her about her family. She told us that she was from Sikkim and her husband had eloped with another woman."
Sikkim woman allegedly thrashed by Bijanbari police
Sikkim woman allegedly thrashed by Bijanbari police
Pradhan said: "The lady also told us that she had kept her son and daughter at her mother's house and she had come here looking for a job."

Pradhan said the lady appeared "slightly drunk".

"I think she was slightly drunk. We decided to call the police so that the woman could be in safe hands," she said.

The social workers contacted the Bijanbari police station.

National anti crime & human rights council of India visit the bijanbari hospital for investigation and took statement from the victim watch the video
"Soon, lady police personnel came and took the woman to the police station," Pradhan said.

She added that she and her friends had also gone to the police station later in the evening.

"I think some police personnel were handling the woman in a rough manner. We wanted to meet the officer in charge of the police station but could not. Since it was getting dark, we decided to go back home," Pradhan said.

The next day, the woman was admitted to the hospital by the police for treatment.

Pradhan and the others came to know about it yesterday and went to the hospital to check on the lady.

"Injury marks could be seen on her thighs and her hands," Pradhan said.

Doctors at Bijanbari hospital have refused to divulge any detail about the woman's condition.

Darjeeling police superintendent Amit P. Javalgi said a probe was being conducted by the deputy superintendent of police.

"An investigation has started. We have sought the woman's medical reports," he said.

According to Javalgi, he was told that since it was late in the evening and raining heavily, the officer in charge of Bijanbari police station decided to keep the woman there on Sunday.

Bijanbari is around 35km from here.

"I have been told that after being informed by some activists, the police got the woman to the police station. But since it was late and raining, they decided to keep her at the police station with lady constables. The next morning, when they found that the woman needed treatment, she was sent to the hospital," Javalgi said.

The chairperson of the Sikkim Women Commission today wrote to Javalgi raising concerns over the alleged custodial torture.

The commission decided to write to the police officer after a photograph of the woman with bruises surfaced in the social media.

"We have sent an email to the Darjeeling SP seeking the details of the incident. We are concerned and we hope that justice will be given to the victim, if it is really a case of police torture," said Rehna Rai, the commission chairperson.

Sikkim West district SP Pratap Pradhan said the law enforcers were trying to locate the woman's family.

Man Prasad Subba, a writer and a retired school teacher from Bijanbari, said: "The woman is not a criminal and she does not deserve to be beaten up so badly. This is inhuman."


Bijanbari Police brutality on Kala Subba Case, FIR against policemen

11:53 PM
Update on West Bengal Police brutality on Kala Subba Case, Bijanbari

Bijanbari 16 June 2016 Locals, NGOs and Human Right Volunteers gherau Pulbazar Police Station demanding justice for Kala Subba. People are very much anguished after Police tortured innocent woman brutally as such her health is very critical in Bijanbari hospital.

National Human Rights Crime Control Organisation Sikkim Team and VOS correspondent met with a victim Kala Subba at Bijanbari Hospital who was tortured by police of Pul Bazar Police Station on 12 June.

According to the local social volunteers and NGOs victim's condition is critical . They further alleged that on Sunday when Nari Morcha (Women Social Help Group) handed this homeless lone woman Kala to Police and had informed the police that she was from Sombarey West Sikkim, however, Pul Bazar police did not contact the West Sikkim police, instead they trashed her brutally that night. Next morning ie on Monday morning locals found her in severe condition after being beaten up mercilessly by the Police.
Locals, NGOs and Human Right Volunteers gherau Pulbazar
Police Station demanding justice.
Police 'Bada Bau' (Thana Incharge) and Doctor's role is been seen doubtful after she was admitted at hospital alleges locals.

The Team from Sikkim has lodged FIR against policemen in same Police Station today.

Pics and News Dipak Gurung, VOS Rangpo

Sikkim women allegedly tortured by West Bengal Police, Police refuse to comment

10:36 AM
DESTITUTE FEMALE BRUTALIZED IN BIJANBARI - Locals Allege Police Torture, Police Refuse to Comment

A distraught women from Rumbuk in Sombarey, Sikkim Ms. Kala Subba (31 yrs) whose husband had elope with another women and had left her and her two kids straddle, had come to Bijanbari in search of a job . Today some female members of Bijanbari Nari Society (BNS) found her in a helpless condition near Sai Mandir area and took her to the Pulbazar police station seeking help.
Locals alleged that instead of giving her help, the woman was brutally tortured and left with severe injuries by the police, her body is bruised all over and she is undergoing treatment in the local hospital premises.

Once the locals came to know, they gathered yesterday in the hospital and protested against the brutal torture that Ms Kala Subba had to undergo.

Corresponding with TheDC, one of the members of BNS stated, “we took her to the police station, so that she would be protected as we felt the police will help her get back to her family, little did we know the police themselves would turn on her and treat her with such brutality… whatever little faith we had in the police force is today shattered… how could they beat up a helpless woman with such brutality?”
Sikkim women allegedly tortured by West Bengal Police
Sikkim women allegedly tortured by West Bengal Police
Locals told us that according to the victim it was Pulbazar OC Sourav Sen who beat her up, however when we contacted OC of Pulbazar police station Sourav Sen, he stated that he could not comment at the moment as the inquiry was being undertaken.

From the duty roster we know that SI Lhakpa Bhutia was on duty today, however when we contacted him he said “I was not at the police station when this happened… I had gone to Singla so I am unaware of what transpired…”

We tried to reach the Duty Officer Mr. Burman who was at the police station today, however we couldn’t connect to him.

Taking a grim view of the issue, noted Women’s rights activist Ms. Rangu Souriya has stated, “This kind of activity of the police is condemnable and shameful... This situation makes us feel ilk girls’ n women r not safe anywhere and it is indeed a matter of grave concern... so we need justice.”
Sandeep Chettri a local social activist stated, “Today the entire police station says they didn’t see anything… how is it possible? A mentally disturbed woman gets brutalized inside a police station and every police officer present there is saying they cannot comment… is this how woman’s rights are protected in this nation?”

In the past 6 months we have received numerous complaints of police excesses, and most of the complaints have concerned Mirik police station.

It could be telling that the entire Bijanbari police has refused to speak on this issue, are they really unaware of what happened, or are they hiding something?

It is shameful that in today’s day and age, basic human rights is not respected in our hills, the officers whoever they are need to ponder, would they react the same way and keep mum, if the victim happened to be their mother, sister, wife or daughter?

सिक्किम सोमबारे निवासी कला सुब्बा (३१) आफ्नो पतिले सौता लिएर घरबाट चम्पट कसेपछि २ जना नानीहरु ११, र ८ वर्षको लाई बोज्युसित छोड़ेर काम खोज्दै बिजनबारी आएकी थिईन् |

तर घटना अर्कै भईदियो | यहाँको साई मन्दिर नजीक कलालाई त्यहीकै बासिन्दाहरुले भेटेपछि पुल थानामा खबर गरि दिए|

अहिले पुलिसले भक्कुचुर कुटपिट् गरेको आरोप छ भने, कला यहाँको ग्रामीण अस्पतालमा उपचाराधीन अवस्थामा छिन् |

आज यहाँ यस क्षेत्रको सचेत नारी र युवाहरु अस्पताल परिसरमा पुलिसको विरोधमा ओर्लिए |


After Kalimpong district demand to upgrade more hill areas

9:37 AM
Writes Vivek Chhetri

Darjeeling, June 10: The state government's decision to create Kalimpong district and Mirik subdivision has triggered demands to upgrade Bijanbari block to a subdivision and carve out Sonada-Rangbull block out of Sukhiapokhari.

The demand is being raised not only by political parties like the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Trinamul Congress (Hills) but also by local people who have formed organisations like the Bijanbari Subdivision Demand Committee and Block Establishment Co-ordination Committee (of Sonada-Rangbull).

The convener of the Bijanbari committee, L.M. Lama, said: "Bijanbari is one of the biggest blocks in the region. While we welcome the state government's decision to upgrade Mirik to a subdivision, we request the government to look into our demand to make Bijanbari a subdivision."
Darjeeling Map 
The committee wants the government to create three blocks - Bijanbari, Rimbick-Lodhama and Rangneet-Lebong - in the proposed Bijanbari subdivision.

Currently, Bijanbari block is in Darjeeling (Sadar) subdivision.

The Block Establishment Co-ordination Committee has raised a similar demand for Sonada Rangbull.

Committee general secretary Rajesh Chauhan said: "Since 2009, residents of Sonada-Rangbull area have been demanding a separate block. People of areas like Namsu, Balasun and Margaret Hope have to take three vehicles to reach Sukhiapokhri (for administrative work). This causes great hardships to them."

The Morcha and Trinamul (Hills) have backed both the demands.

N.B. Khawash, general secretary of Trinamul (Hills), said: "We have submitted a written request to the district magistrate of Darjeeling (on June 8) for creating a Sonada-Rangbull block, bifurcation of Kurseong block and the upgrade of Bijanbari to a subdivision."

The hill subdivisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong have eight blocks.

Gorubathan is the largest block (442.72sqkm), followed by Bijanbari (known as Darjeeling-Pulbazar) spread over 416sqkm. The population of Bijanbari (1.26 lakh) is more than Gorubathan (60,663).

Kurseong's Mirik, which is set to become a subdivision, is the smallest block in the hills (119.30sqkm with a population of 46,374 according to the 2011 Census.

Source Telegraph

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