It has now been fourteen days that the hills are witnessing riots and protests in West Bengal. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has been demonstrating violence in demand for a separate Gorkhland. The protest got fuelled up after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced to make Bengali compulsory subject for all.
Both the GJM and the Banerjee government are adamant about their demands with GJM demanding for separate Gorkhaland and Banerjee government refusing to address their demands. Instead, Mamata Banerjee is trying to suppress the movement by taking police actions against GJM and deploying CRPF regimes in Darjeeling.
Fourteen political and non-political groups met at the Gymkhana Club on Tuesday, to hold discussion about the prevailing problems in the hills, but they could not reach to any conclusion regarding the same. GJM said that the battle will continue till their demands are not granted.
The parties demanded complete withdrawal of the central forces and immediate end to police actions in the region. Now Banerjee hold the responsibility of restoring peace in the hills. The government has to stop all kinds of repressive actions, the internet facilities must be restored and human rights of the people have to be returned immediately. GJM demanded that, “the government has to stop all kinds of repressive actions, the internet facilities must be restored and human rights of the people have to be returned immediately.” Strikes will continue till these demands are not fulfilled. An all-India, all party delegation will soon meet PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi, said GJM central committee member P Arjun.