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Gorkhaland Agitation


Explained: Why is the BJP-led Centre reviving the Gorkhaland issue now?

October 20, 2020 8:14 am

The separate state of Gorkhaland has been a longstanding demand of Gorkhas living in the Darjeeling hills. But what are the challenges before BJP in taking up the issue ahead of next year's Assembly elections?

As Darjeeling limps back to normalcy, GJM rift paints ‘uneasy picture’ for 2018

January 01, 2018 12:24 am

All eyes are on January 15, when Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking immunity against detention and arrest by the West Bengal government will be heard by the Supreme Court.

West Bengal govt trying to end Gorkhaland movement: Bimal Gurung to SC

December 05, 2017 5:45 pm

Bimal Gurung's counsel claimed that the state was proceeding in a "biased manner" against GJM members and there was an environment of "constant fear" in Darjeeling due to this.

Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for victims of Gorkhaland stir

November 22, 2017 12:59 am

Mamata Banerjee said that the government would consider giving Group D jobs in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) to family members of those killed during the agitation.

Centre pulls out forces from Darjeeling: It’s a conspiracy by BJP to divide and destabilise Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

October 17, 2017 12:20 am

Mamata also wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh Monday, asking them not to withdraw the companies from the Hills, and accusing the Centre of taking a “politically and administratively” bad decision with an intention to “destabilise and divide Bengal”

BJP delegation led by state president Dilip Ghosh chased and heckled in Darjeeling

October 06, 2017 2:39 am

Dilip Ghosh said he got no protection or help from police

For truce to hold

December 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Fundamental issues flagged by the Gorkhaland movement in the Darjeeling hills must be addressed.

GJM leaders arrested from Gurugram over Gorkhaland stir

September 22, 2017 7:01 pm

Coincidentally, all those who have been arrested had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi recently.

Darjeeling limps back to normalcy, GJM chief Bimal Gurung wants bandh intensified

September 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Expelled Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang said that normalcy was returning in the hills. Tamang is one of the key GJM leaders who had represented the party in two rounds of dialogues with state government to discuss the Darjeeling issue.

Binay Tamang called bandh, I was not in favour: GJM Chief Bimal Gurung

September 13, 2017 8:29 am

“Binay Tamang should have raised the Gorkhaland issue. He is a traitor. Why demand the removal of cases (against GJM leaders)?" asked Gurung.