After Lepcha,tribes in Darjeeling demand formation of development councils

We Demand Separate Limboo Tribal Development council' read a poster.

Written by PTI | Darjeeling | Published: December 15, 2013 2:51 pm

With the formation of Lepcha Development board by the West Bengal government,posters demanding formation of council on similar lines have come up in Darjeeling Hills today.

‘We Demand Separate Limboo Tribal Development council’ read one of the posters while the second one said,’We Demand inclusion of Limbu language in the schools of West Bengal.’

When contacted President of Yakthung Shung Chomvo,the organisation which purportedly pasted the posters,N.D.Limbu said that form today “we have started our agitation for our demand through poster which will continue with series of programmes in future.”

Posters demanding similar steps by other tribes had earlier also came up in past couple of days naming Tamang,Bhutia and Sherpa.

Police sources confirmed having heard about some posters pasted in the town.

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