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Darjeeling Unrest


During Gorkhaland agitation, people of Darjeeling hills subjected to unimaginable atrocities: NCW chairman

April 19, 2018 8:47 am

“I did not feel like I was in independent India. Police acted at the behest of the ruling party," Rekha Sharma said.

If there is unrest in Darjeeling, Sikkim benefits, says Mamata Banerjee

February 08, 2018 3:18 am

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed Sikkim for seven months of unrest in Darjeeling over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, stating the neighbouring state benefits when trouble erupts in the Hills.

Centre seeks to withdraw four companies of CPMF from Darjeeling

January 29, 2018 6:23 pm

The government said it has received a recommendation from Election Commission of India (ECI) for deployment of central paramilitary forces (CPMF) in three Northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, in which assembly elections will be held in February.

SC allows Centre to withdraw 4 more CRPF companies from Darjeeling hills ahead of Gujarat polls

November 27, 2017 1:37 pm

The bench agreed to the Centre's plea to relocate half of the remaining paramilitary forces from the state's strife-torn districts to the poll-bound state.

Darjeeling: SC allows Centre to pull out 7 CAPF companies

October 28, 2017 1:27 am

On October 17, the Calcutta HC had stayed the government move to withdraw 10 of the 15 CRPF companies, following which the government approached the apex court

GJM’s Delhi chief Manoj Sankar to be produced in Siliguri court today: CID

October 27, 2017 1:23 am

According to CID sources, Sankar was allegedly helping out Bimal Gurung, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri among others financially

Arrested GJM leader Barun Bhujel death: Family writes to NHRC, IG Prisons demanding probe, compensation

October 27, 2017 1:17 am

Tension prevailed in the Hills following Barun’s death, with GJM chief Bimal Gurung expressing his condolences and urging agitators to hit the streets.

Bhanu Bhavan violence case: GJM Delhi chief Manoj Sankar arrested by CID, brought to Kolkata

October 26, 2017 1:09 am

Sankar was allegedly attempting to aid the Gorkhaland movement by recruiting people from areas such as North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda in the state.

Massive manhunt for Gurung in Darjeeling hills: Police

October 21, 2017 8:49 pm

A fresh FIR was lodged against him earlier this month for his alleged involvement in the death of a police sub-inspector, who was killed during an exchange of fire with alleged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters on October 13.

After West Bengal plea, Calcutta High Court stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling

October 17, 2017 8:25 pm

The orders of the withdrawal of central forces currently present in the hills came two days after a police sub-inspector was killed in clash between a police raid team and alleged supporters of the GJM party chief Bimal Gurung.


Darjeeling turns into war zone as GJM steps up agitation for separate 'Gorkhaland' state

June 17, 2017 6:50 pm

On the third day of the indefinite strike, Darjeeling and the surrounding hills in northern Bengal turned into a war zone.

Darjeeling agitation: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha strikes violence in valley

June 15, 2017 10:22 pm

The Gorkhaland stir took to a new level in Darjeeling as the political turmoil caused violence and ended up in a hostile situation. The clash between GJM and security forces resulted in burning media vehicles by the outraged protestors.