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GJM protest: Rallies for separate state, police on high alert in Darjeeling

Most shops in and around Chowbazar and Mall Road in the hill town were closed

Press Trust of India  |  Darjeeling (WB) 

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) led shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered day three on Wednesday with rallies being taken out to demand a separate Gorkhaland state and police patrolling troubled areas to quell any violence. Most shops in and around Chowbazar and Mall Road in the hill town were closed. Police was on high alert with patrolling under way in several areas. No untoward incident was reported till afternoon. The GJM, along with other hill parties, took out rallies in several areas of the hills demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland. The ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 15:49 IST
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