Unrest in Darjeeling as protestors demand separate Gorkhaland state

Darjeeling is still going though the unrest as protesters are insisting for a separate Gorkhaland state and performed protests in the streets after the indefinite shutdown was called by the GJM in the Darjeeling hills few days back.

The “blackout of news”, which the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other local parties protested, continued unabated for the seventh day running with local news channels unavailable in certain parts of the hills.

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As many as 43 GJM leaders yesterday gave their resignation from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and GJM chief Bimal Gurung sad that there would be no fresh GTA elections this time and vowed that the process will be disrupted if initiated.

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were evacuated on Friday after the GJM offered a 12-hour window, till 6 p.m., to allow them to leave the hills safely.

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