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Gorkhas protest against the decision of Mamata Banerjee to make Bengali compulsory

  • Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha, Iftar party, Ramadan, Trinamool Congress, Holy Month, Chief Minister, West Bengal
    The hills of West Bengal have been in turmoil for the past week.

    The agitation started when Nepali-speaking Gorkhas began to protest against the decision of the Mamata Banerjee government to make Bengali compulsory in school.

  • Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha, Iftar party, Ramadan, Trinamool Congress, Holy Month, Chief Minister, West Bengal
    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an Iftar party

    But given that the movement has continued even after Banerjee has clarified that the order will not apply to the hills, it points to deeper roots.

  • Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha, Iftar party, Ramadan, Trinamool Congress, Holy Month, Chief Minister, West Bengal
    The resolution was even supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Gorkha National Liberation Front – got together calling for a separate Nepali-speaking state of Gorkhaland to be carved out of West Bengal.

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