1. Darjeeling unrest: GJM bandh enters eight day

Darjeeling unrest: GJM bandh enters eight day

Ambulance services were hit and TV cable connections snapped in some areas as the GJM- sponsored indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills entered the eight day today.

By: | Darjeeling | Updated: June 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Darjeeling unrest, Darjeeling Violence, Darjeeling unrest, Indefinite bandh, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, GJM, security forces, Gorkhaland, Gorkhaland demand, Internet services, indefinite strike, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, democratic demand, separate Gorkhaland, West Bengal No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Darjeeling which had witnessed widespread clashes between GJM activists and security forces on Saturday. (PTI)

Ambulance services were hit and TV cable connections snapped in some areas as the GJM- sponsored indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills entered the eight days today. No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Darjeeling which had witnessed widespread clashes between GJM activists and security forces on Saturday. Ambulance operators were refusing to carry patients due to fear of harassment. Since morning, local cable TV connections were snapped in a section of the hills. Internet services also remained suspended for the fifth day today to stop the spread of rumours that incite violence.

Police patrolling was intensified in the hills since morning. Although the West Bengal government has called an all-party meeting in Siliguri today, all the Hills parties have decided to boycott it. As normal life continued to be crippled, the GJM yesterday offered a 12-hour “window” on June 23 to schools to evacuate students safely to Siliguri and Rongpo. The GJM is leading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of West Bengal.

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