GJM supporters march in processions in strike-hit Darjeeling

Posted June 26, 2017

Internet services remained suspended and local cable channels remained blocked in the hills.

He demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) inquiry into the police firing on the GJM supporters.

As the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown entered the 11th day, all hotels and shops except for pharmacies remained closed, with several rallies by GJM activists being carried out in Darjeeling.

Similarly, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the creation of states on the basis on ethnicity and language will divide the country into pieces.

"We had never talked about Gorkhaland".

This came after 43 members of the GJM resigned from the GTA. Find us on Facebook too! The state government has created Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) to address the demands of hill people. But we can never support the demand to turn a village or municipal corporation into a state.

The GJM is an ally of the BJP in the NDA. "The movement for Gorkhaland will be intensified", said Bimal Gurung. The GJM had given a similar 12-hour relaxation to boarding schools of the hills on Friday to evacuate their students.

A case of murder, arson, assault on police personnel and conspiracy to incite violence was filed against Gurung and his wife Asha on June 17.

Darjeeling remained tense but incident-free on Day Eleven of the indefinite shutdown, while, in a change of stand, agitation-spearhead the GJM chose to give a 12-hour bandh relaxation only for Muslims to celebrate Eid tomorrow. Seeking immediate intervention of the Union Home Ministry in the matter, the West Bengal government has complained as to why one state was interfering in the affairs of another state.