Speaking to The Sunday Express, GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba said that the HADC, set up in 2017, had in effect become an obstacle to the group’s political objective — the implementation of the Sixth Schedule in the hill areas.
Warning the people against “betrayers” who are opposing his demand of a separate state of Gorkhaland, Gurung urged locals to narrate the “atrocities they had faced at the hands the police and administration” during the indefinite bandh in the Hills.
The shutdown in the hills, that went on for 104 days and was suspended by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung only last Tuesday, has already taken a heavy toll on Darjeeling's tourism sector.
The BJP has been in a fix over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state — a demand which was revived recently after the West Bengal government announced that Bengali would be a compulsory subject in all schools till Class X. By the time the state government clarified that it would not be compulsory, the […]
Sikkim’s ruling party SDF had extended its support to the demand for a separate Gorkhaland. In a meeting conducted by the SDF leadership earlier on Tuesday, it was decided that they will extend support for a separate state at the same time expressed its opposition to the “illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional” acts committed in Darjeeling. Meanwhile, […]