Ex-service personnel protest in support of 'Gorkhaland'

Ex-service personnel protest in support of 'Gorkhaland'

Ex-service personnel protest in support of 'Gorkhaland'

Internet services remained suspended and local cable channels remained blocked in certain parts of the hills. The police had earlier denied the allegation of opening fire at the GJM activists.

The GJM, spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland, also made a decision to withdraw from the tripartite accord on the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

Elected members of the GTA have resigned. Vijayvargiya, was in Kolkata to attend the rath yatra programme where he said, "Banerjee should go to to he Hills and tender her apologies to the people of the Hills". We are not in favour of creation of states on the basis of any linguistic group or community. Find us on Facebook too!

"But we can never support the demand to turn a village or municipal corporation into a state", he said.

The GJM is an ally of the BJP in the NDA.

Gurung said their ancestors served in the Indian Army then why are they considered outsiders.

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"The Muslim community in the hills will be given a 12-hour relaxation on June 26, from 6 am to 6 pm, to celebrate Eid", a senior GJM leader said.

A case of murder, arson, assault on police personnel and conspiracy to incite violence was filed against Gurung and his wife Asha on June 17.

West Bengal government on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh protesting against the manner Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling supported the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's demand for a separate Gorkhaland.

Accusing the Central and state governments of staying mum on the death of three GJM activists in a clash with security forces in Singmari area here, Gurung said there would be symbolic protest against the role of state government in handling the situation.

The indefinite strike was called in the hills by GJM on Thursday, June 15.

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