Gangtok: A social worker from West Sikkim, Mizoram Limboo, who was detained by Delhi Police recently, clarified on Tuesday that he burnt crackers outside Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on July 31 as he failed to get response from the authorities concerned towards some of his long-pending demands relating to the national flag.
Addressing media persons in Gangtok on Tuesday, Mizoram Limboo said, “I am not a terrorist. I simply want the government to make the national flag cost free during national festivals and also stop people to run business by selling our national flags. I am raising this issue out of respect and love for my country. It is a complete non-political issue”.
Clarifying his stand on burning crackers in a high-security VVIP zone like the PMO, Limboo said that he had to take the step as he failed to get appointment from the PMO despite his repeated attempts to raise his demands.
Limboo has been addressing this issue for the past four years now. On July 31, around 7 pm, he burnt crackers and shouted slogans of revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev outside PMO’s office in New Delhi. He was then detained by the police.
“I deliberately burnt crackers this time to create an awareness about my demands. I was detained and Delhi Police personnel interrogated me the whole night. They mistook me for being planted by some agencies, but when I showed them the documents and papers relating to my demands, they released me and allowed me to go. It was indeed a torture for me but I won’t back off from my demands and will continue to work on it systematically as asked by the police,” he added.