Darjeeling violence: Protest for separate Gorkhaland reaches Delhi

By: |
New Delhi | July 09, 2017 6:20 PM

With an 110-metre long national flag, Gorkhaland supporters today marched in the national capital to reinforce their demand for a separate state and the immediate imposition of President's Rule in West Bengal.

Gorkhaland, Gorkhaland Protest, Gorkhaland Protest in Delhi, Delhi, BJP, TMC, GSSS, President's Rule, Mamata Banerjee, CM of West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee, Darjeeling, 110m National Flag, Central Government, Modi Sarkar, PM Modi, Narendra Modi, Financial ExpressProtestors belonging to the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS) here demanded the Centre’s intervention in removing paramilitary forces with immediate effect. (PTI)

With an 110-metre long national flag, Gorkhaland supporters today marched in the national capital to reinforce their demand for a separate state and the immediate imposition of President’s Rule in West Bengal. Protestors belonging to the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS) here demanded the Centre’s intervention in removing paramilitary forces with immediate effect. “The West Bengal government is treating common people like terrorists and killing them. The central government should remove paramilitary forces and terminate the services of the Director General of Police,” GSSS president Kiran B K told PTI. The protesters marched from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar carrying the flag, depicting 110 years of their struggle for a separate state. The march culminated at Jantar Mantar where they joined their co-supporters who had been protesting for three weeks now. “Just like Bengalis have their identity, we are fighting for ours. We are getting killed for seeking the rights we deserve.

Also Watch:

The Centre should look into the issue,” said State Thami of Darjeeling, adding that she was “ready to die” but not to stay under the West Bengal government. Some of the placards that protesters carried criticised the BJP for its “attitude before and after the elections”. The Gorkha Janmukti Marcha (GJM) today planned to take out rallies against the alleged killing of its supporters in police firing in Darjeeling as the indefinite shutdown in support of their demand for a separate Gorkhaland entered the 25th day amid a strict vigil by the Army and the police. The Army was redeployed yesterday after fresh violence erupted in the Darjeeling hills where Gorkhaland supporters torched a police outpost, the toy train railway station and clashed with the police at two places.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Finances under severe strain, can’t pay Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to COVID-19 victims: Centre to SC
2UP govt relaxes night curfew by two hours from Monday
3Idea Exchange | Joining a party isn’t like joining a bank… Have more respect for guy in BJP for 40 yrs, than a Congressman who joins BJP: Jairam Ramesh