Darjeeling has been witnessing indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, since June. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said there was no proposal to constitute a committee to look into the separate state demand.
During the 20-minute meeting here, Banerjee apprised Singh about the security situation in the hill district and the steps taken by her government to bring back normalcy in the region, an official privy to the meeting said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee apprised Singh about the security situation in the hill district and the steps taken by her government to bring back normalcy in the region, an official privy to the meeting said.
Narayanasamy had also taken part in agitation, which was also to urge the Centre to recall Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for “functioning undemocratically and taking a negative stand in implementing various welfare schemes evolved by territorial government.”
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While she has earlier blamed Pakistan for the unrest in the state, this is the first time that Mufti has pointed a finger at China. Her statement comes at a time of tension between India and China over the Doklam border issue.
Kashmir has been under the spate of violent terror attacks. On July 12, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed by security forces near Budgam and on July 10, 7 Amarnath Yatris were dead after militants opened fire at a bus carrying the pilgrims.
China and India have been engaged in the standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. Jammu Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter last year.
Rajnath describes Amarnath attack as cowardly act
Union ministers Hansraj Ahir and Jitendra Singh and other members of the team attended a security review meeting with top civil and security officials here. They also assessed the steps taken for the security of Amarnath pilgrims, the sources said
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had condemned the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and kept the spirit of Kashmiriyat alive.
Amarnath Yatra terror attack: “I am pained at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims. But I salute the people of Kashmir as all sections of society have condemned the attack. It shows the spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive,” Rajnath Singh said.
Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Reports suggest National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, senior MHA officiails, IB officials and RAW’s chiefs are expected to be in attendance at the meeting.
“The laddoo was prepared and distributed after a havan and prayers here. Sixty-six pigeons were also released to mark the birthday eve of Singh,” BJP worker and one of the organisers, Awadhesh Gupta said.
NH-10 that connects Siliguri to Gangtok has been witnessing vandalism and crisis of essential commodities following the violence in Darjeeling over the demand for Gorkhaland in neighbouring West Bengal.