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RPF office, police outpost, library set afire in Darjeeling

Press Trust of India  |  Darjeeling (WB) 

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) office, a and a state-run library were set on fire in the Darjeeling hills as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 30th day today, police said. As unrest simmered, internet services remained suspended for the 27th day. The in Kurseong and a in Sukhiapokhri were set afire in the early hours of the morning while the state-run library in Mirik sub-division was reduced to ashes by pro-Gorkhaland supporters last night, a police official said. The Army continues to be deployed in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sonada. The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) decided to postpone its fast-unto-death programme from July 15 due to the upcoming presidential elections. "We have decided to postpone the programme of fast-unto- death as presidential elections are nearby.

We'll take a call on it at our next all-party meeting on July 18," a GMCC member told PTI. The 30-member GMCC represents all hill based parties, including the GJM, the GNLF and the JAP.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 12:02 IST
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