Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Protest reaches 20th day, normal life affected


DARJEELING:  In context of the protest by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the condition in Darjeeling remained stressed as the strike has reached to its 20th day on Tuesday.

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As per the reports, internet services continues to remain disrupt on the 17th consecutive day as Darjeeling district widened the outlaw in Darjeeling for eight more days on Monday.

Apart from medical shops, several other shops including restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained shut.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) is slated to carry out rallies in several parts of Darjeeling during the day in support of its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.

GJM has ordered that the Centre kicked off a conversation on Gorkhaland as it is the ambition of Darjeeling people.

General secretary Roshan Giri stated, “The Mamata Banerjee government is dealing with it as a law and order problem. But it is not a law and order problem. It is a political problem and should be solved politically.”

Several boarding schools have expanded their break due to the ongoing violence in Darjeeling.

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Since June 8, Darjeeling have been on the boil after the protest headed by the GJM challenging Gorkhaland. The protest has also reached to extensive violence that lead to the death of two people.