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Calcutta HC asks GJM to appear on June 23

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

The Calcutta High on Friday asked the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) representatives to appear on June 23.

The GJM has been leading a violent agitation in Darjeeling against mandatory teaching of Bengali in schools.

The also asked the to submit an interim report on the amount of damage caused by the GJM protest.

Principal Secretary Sanjay Mitra has been asked to submit the report within two days.

Meanwhile, violence continues to erupt in Darjeeling where state transport has been badly hit by the strike called by the GJM.

Police on Thursday recovered a cache of arms, arrows and during raids conducted at various GJM locations.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is monitoring the situation in Darjeeling.

The (BJP) has accused the state of alienating the Gorkha community and creating in them an identity crisis.

As many as six parties including the GJM and the have adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has branded the GJM protest as 'abhorrent' and appealed to the people of the region to maintain peace.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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