4 police personnel injured, situation tense in Darjeeling

Four police personnel were severely injured in the clashes. Morcha supporters set ablaze a TMC office and North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) ticket counter

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Published:July 5, 2017 4:26 pm
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Clashes broke out between Police and Morcha supporters in Kalimpong on the 21st day of Darjeeling bandh on Wednesday. Four police personnel were severely injured in the clashes. Morcha supporters set ablaze a TMC office and North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) ticket counter.

The Morcha supporters rallied on Wednesday throughout the hills and the leaders threatened to intensify the protest until their demand for separate Gorkhaland is fulfilled, as per media report.

GJM supremo Bimal Gurung on Tuesday said, “We have a single point agenda of Gorkhaland and we’ll only hold talks if the agenda is a separate state. This is our final battle and we’ll not move an inch from our demand.”

Schools, Hotels and colleges were shut down in the hills except for some emergency services. Internet services remained suspended for the 21st consecutive day. Several boarding schools have extended their vacancies due to this ongoing unrest in the hill which has started from June 8. The agitation till now took lives of two people.

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    Avishek Rai Sampang
    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:59 am
    Gor nd is a birth right of Gurkhas...and this demand of separate state is since 1907 for iden y of Gurkhas in India...So now time has came for separate state Gor nd...PM modi must focus on Gor nd agitation and must show respect towards Gurkhas by giving Gor nd state as birth right and iden y.
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      Hami Eutai
      Jul 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm
      This was in retaliation for unprovoked shooting and serioulsy injuring unarmed demonstrators by the police forces deployed to quell the democratic movement by force .
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        mimi sur
        Jul 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm
        Time for a new state is ripe .
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          New Hope
          Jul 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm
          you are a fool !!! only your people are getting effected !!! continue your agitation for 1,000 ,, all gorkh will die automatically !!! carry on
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            Sushil Goshai
            Jul 6, 2017 at 4:38 am
            This is a direct reply to New Hope... ul 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm you are a fool !!! only your people are getting effected !!! continue your agitation for 1,000 ,, all gorkh will die automatically !!! carry on From what i see,you are the " FOOL" ...Its "Affected" not "Effected ", and its GORKHAS ..Please have your English writing skills up to date and then comment...you sucker...