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Darjeeling: Health care centre, hydel project set ablaze by miscreants

ANI  |  Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India] 

Amid escalating tension in Darjeeling, a health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze by some miscreants last night.

The police yesterday raided GJM chief Bimal Gurung's office and recovered arms, arrows and

Gurung earlier had said that the police were working like the All (TMC) cadre and the fight wouldn't stop even if all (CRPF) personnel of country were sent to Darjeeling.

"The police work like TMC cadre. Even if all personnel of country are sent here, our fight won't stop," Gurung said.

Earlier, as many as six parties including the GJM and the (BJP) adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state.

The (TMC) did not attend the meeting.

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

Inculpating the ruling TMC for the ongoing protest in Darjeeling by the GJM, the accused the state of alienating the community, which resultsed in them facing an identity crisis.

"The Gorkhas belong to India, but the state has alienated them to such an extent that they lost their belief of belonging to this country. It is the identity crisis which has initiated such violence," state vice president Chandra Kumar Bose told ANI.

Bose held the state responsible for the escalated tension in Darjeeling and said that the ruling regime cannot solve this issue by simply providing some funds and forming the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

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

The GJM supporters are also protesting against the alleged imposition of Bengali in the schools of the hills.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 11:56 IST