Gorkhaland issue

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Darjeeling unrest: BJP delegation to meet GJM’s Bimal Gurung faction in hills this week

BJP is the first party to send its delegation to the Hills, following the withdrawal of the indefinite shutdown over the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Blasts in Darjeeling hills upset mood for talks

After Home Minister Rajnath Singh met leaders of the Gorkhaland statehood movement on August 12, the ministry has been urging the West Bengal government to initiate a dialogue with them.

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Sikkim people unpaid soldiers of the country, says CM Pawan Chamling

Chamling said it is common knowledge that the state has been suffering for the last 33 years due to Gorkhaland agitation remains totally cut-off and isolated when bandhs are called by political parties in Bengal and added that the state has lost more than Rs 60,000 crore.

Darjeeling unrest: Will never support division of Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

"Whatever happens, everyone should remember that I am ready to give up my life but I will never support dividing (the state) into parts. I love the hills like all other districts of West Bengal. But people must remember that the hills are a part of West Bengal and will remain so in the future," Mamata Banerjee said.

Pro-Gorkhaland supporters, police clash in Darjeeling hills

Pro-Gorkhaland agitation: The police put up roadblocks near the Sukna road crossing and asked them to go back. But the agitators broke the first two barricades and pelted stones at the police. The protesters turned violent and set afire some vehicles parked nearby.

Darjeeling unrest: Army withdrawn as fresh violence occurs

Some political party activists, dressed in traditional Nepali attire, took out rallies in the morning. The police and security forces patrolled the streets and kept a tight vigil at every entry and exit points. All shops, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed except pharmacies.

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Darjeeling unrest: All Gorkha parties to meet today, will decide future course of action

A precise agenda for the hurriedly rescheduled of meeting has not been kept. The leaders are likely decide to continue the indefinite strike- a demand of the people, to not hold any dialogues with the state government but only deal with the central government and to emphasize the one point agenda of a separate Gorkhaland stat.

Seek urgent intervention of Government of India over Gorkhaland issue: Pawan Chamling

"The only access to the rest of the country is through the state of West Bengal. Sikkim is sandwiched due to the agitation and prevailing law and order situation. As far as the national security is concerned, Government of India is appropriately handling the matter." the statement said.

Party and state

For the BJP, the statehood demand of the Gorkhaland agitation presents a new dilemma

Darjeeling bandh: Gorkhaland supporters throw stones at police, chased away

The strike called by Gorkhaland supporters entered its second day on Tuesday. Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel and women police personnel have been deployed in the hill region.

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