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Ugly Violence Between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha And West Bengal Government

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Thousands of supporters of Gorkhaland reached the streets and protested with the police constantly trying to stop their violence. Three of Gorkhaland’s famous supporters named Suraj Sundas, Tashi Bhutia and Samir Gurung died due to the extreme protests and mob violence. But the police and the CRPF Jawans deny of killing the supporters or charging them. With that, Mamata Banerjee’s Government asked the army to deploy themselves at Darjeeling and Sonada to keep the mob from rising above their control. Though the main protest rose over making Bangla a mandatory language in all the schools of Darjeeling, it has now turned into something very ugly with the initial reason as one of the major reasons for the protest.

June 9th was the day when this agitation started taking an ugly shape during Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with the delegates in the hills. “Mamata Banerjee, from then on, is supposedly trying to wait for the proper moment to take a step.She added, “If peace returns in the next 10-15 days, I can call the hill parties for talks. But, let us restore peace first.” The meeting that she was attending had been kept for the first time in 45 years.

The supporters of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha are seen to be creating havoc in the name of politics by threatening shopkeepers to not open their shops, committing arson and destroying public property and peace. The tourists who had been trapped in the hills due to the violent protests recall having the worst experience of their lives and swear to never go back to the hills till this uncalled for violence stops completely.

On July 9th, Gorkhaland Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti supporters reached Delhi and protested from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar to put their demand in front of the President to remove the paramilitary forces out of effect in the hills. Kiran BK, the GSSS President told PK, “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.”

Later, the protesters united with their co-supporters in Jantar Mantar who had been protesting there for more than a month. The placards that the protesters had with them clearly criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party and the West Bengal Government for their “attitude” towards them. Some protesters even went to the extent of saying that they would rather be killed, than stay under Mamata Banerjee’s Government.

The rallies had been planned to provide justice to the three supporters previously killed at a mob fight in the hills. The Gorkhaland supporters survived with their protest for the 26th day as of July 9th and continue to fight for their dream of having a separate land. The Gorkha supporters fought with police at two places in the hills and that led to their journey to the President’s desk which was not very successful.

Meanwhile, Bimal Gurung is still into hiding and no one knows about him even on the 26th day of the protest. But, he was seen on July 4 stating that the strike would continue until the Government plans to put their demands into effect. Bimal Gurung and his supporters called it the ‘indefinite’ strike.

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