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Initiate talks to end Darjeeling logjam

GJM leaders seek to meet HM Rajnath Singh over Gorkhaland issue Initiate talks to end Darjeeling logjam
Danilo Martir | 13 Agosto, 2017, 20:11

"I thank the honorable Home Minister for the kind invite and hope the central government will do justice for the Gorkha's at the earliest", Gurung said.

The minister also appealed to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders to resolve the issue.

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"We told the Home Minister that that there can not be any other solution besides a separate state for the entire region. In a democracy, solutions are always found through restraint, mutual dialogue and within the legal ambit", he told the six-member delegation led by GJM leader Swaraj Thapa which called on him.

"I am concerned about the developments in Darjeeling and the loss of valuable lives and sufferings of people over the past 60 days". He said a solution should be found, "keeping in mind the national interest, as well as in the interest of our Gorkha brothers and sisters, who are courageous and large hearted people and have contributed immensely to nation building". We urged him to initiate the process of creating a separate state...

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Darjeeling: With the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills entering its 59th day on Saturday, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) called an emergency meeting of all the hill-based parties to discuss the "future course of action". "He also added that he was mindful of constitutional provisions that guided such demands", Thapa said. Two top leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which has been ruling the autonomous hill council, Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri, did not attend Sunday's meeting.

Supplies of food and essentials were drying up due to the strike. Except medicine shops, all business establishments, schools and colleges remained closed in the hills.

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Although no incident of violence was reported since Wednesday night, the police and security personnel have made special security arrangements in the hills and are keeping tight vigil to avoid any untoward incident.

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