THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (EXCLUDED AND PARTIALLY EXCLUDED AREAS) ORDER, 1936, No.166
At the Court of Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of March, 1936, Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
WHEREAS by subsection (i) of section ninety-one of the Government ofIndia Act, 1935 (hereafter in this Order referred to as "the Act"), His Majesty in Council is empowered to declare what areas are to beexcluded areas and partially excluded areas within the meaning of the Act:
The historical French Revolution of 1769 which changed the perspection of political philosophy from god kings to concepts of republican democracy was brought about in a sense by the third estate but supported by the intelligentsia and above all by the writer philosophers. Infact the history is replete in mentioning Locke, Hobbs and Rousseau as the great minds in triggering republicanism in overpouring Maria Antoinette’s fall by not accepting to ‘eat cake instead of bread’.
In reference to the scribes article of 22 Jan 2010 ‘The locus standi of Darjeeling District vis a vis all aspects related to the ensuing Gorkhaland statehood demand’, it is considered at this point of time, ie. prior to the forthcoming Fifth Tripartite meeting, to delve into the aspects and perspects of the 1873 Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (Line system known as Inner Line Permit). The said regulation was also imposed on Darjeeling District, when other such defined areas with similar regional identity as Backward Tracts were redefined under the designated Govt. of India Schedule Districts Act 1874 (also called Local Laws Extent Act).
In other words the two reforms process are complimentary to each other in the sense that the Regulation which defines territorial compositions of 1874 Act is specific in purpose and complimented each other by a process of restricting inflow of population, both Indian and foreign into these areas restricted by prior obtainment of Inner Line Permit.
Apropos A Gorkha homeland-the bigger picture 20 December 2009: Jigme Kazi.
It was interesting to note from the article, failure of the Fifth Tripartite Meeting co-related to creating a state of Gorkhaland, ‘would lead to a section of peoples from North Bengal and Sikkim in demanding Darjeeling’s merger with Sikkim’. Obviously precipitated and designed by the lone ranger R Moktan, leader of a Darjeeling based Sikkim political outfit posing as party.
Congruous as it may seem, instead of lending support to the present agitation demanding a state, insequentially implanting the idea of the merger of Darjeeling with Sikkim, at this critical point of time is laden with gross ranks of suspicion, for various accountable reasons than one, particularly for the geopolitical location of the State. These being: