Gorkhaland violence: Mob torches tourist information office in Darjeeling

In another incident of mob violence in Darjeeling, a group of people set fire to Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office on Wednesday night.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 10:43 am
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In another incident of mob violence in Darjeeling, a group of people set fire to a Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office on Wednesday night. According to reports, supporters of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which spearheads the agitation, took out a rally at Chowkbazar in Darjeeling on Wednesday with the body of Ashok Tamang, the man who was killed in alleged police firing. The agitation then took a violent turn and the angry protesters torched the office building late at night.

Tamang, a janitor for the Darjeeling municipality, had suffered injuries in police firing during an agitation on Saturday. He succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning at Manipal hospital in the neighbouring Sikkim. He is survived by two children.

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July 15 will mark one month of the indefinite strike in Darjeeling as the protesters continue to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland. On this day, leaders from all parties, including the BJP and Congress, will go on an indefinite hunger strike at Chowrasta in Darjeeling. While party spokesperson Neeraj Zimba will represent GNLF in the hunger strike, GJM will be represented by assistant general secretary Binay Tamang and Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League by Pratap Kerri. All other parties will nominate representatives over the next two days.

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    Ramesh ch.baruah
    Jul 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    Why centre is not intervening this issue yet? Gmm demand is genuine one.Bjp rss,etc should back their demand as gorkha is a part of our great hindu nation.their loyalty is acclaimed world over and evident in UK's british Hindu Gorkha military forces. My heart goes for gmm. Jaihind.
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    Gopal Das
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm
    Foolish! They had had the power of self rule within the state system from 1988. Could do nothing. Burning and torching their own home and property. What they will do getting statehood? No constructive activity. No bid to open all the closed tea garden, no move for development of tourism. These bandh politics will never work.
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    module
    Jul 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Brainless Gorkhas damaging their own properties and loosing income. Now who will go there !! Even in J- Kashmir, Kashmirs never did any rubbish behavior with tourist. But here in Darjeeling, Gorkha has no brain really, just one group motivated wrongly and they are violating. Now who is giving money for doing such things !!
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    chitta
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:23 am
    When Hindus fighting with Hindu, Muslim must focus on increasing Muslim ppulation.
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    Shabih Siddiqui
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:17 am
    Awesome brainless activity! Setting fire to their livelihood source!
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