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Gorkhaland stir: Many injured as GJM protest turns violent in North Bengal

Police personnel used rubber bullets, tear gas to deter agitators of the movement

ANI  |  Jaigaon 

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Activists of Gorkhaland Sanyukta Shangharsh Samiti (GSSS) shout slogans during Global Gorkhaland Unity March at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

In a fresh round of violence, (GJM) supporters and Police clashed in on Sunday.

The protest turned violent at in Alipurduar district when police stopped a rally by protesters, injuring many including police personnel.

Police fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to stop the GJM supports.

The GJM supporters took our rallies at several parts of and other districts of carrying black flags in protest against the recent crackdown on pro-Gorkhaland supporters.

The protesters demanded centre's intervention for the cause of Gorkhaland.

Earlier on Saturday, several protestors and police personnel were injured in the clashes that took place in area of the hills.

The police and security forces patrolled the streets of the hills and kept a tight vigil at all entry and exit routes.

Normal life remained crippled on the 46th day of the ongoing indefinite strike to press for a separate Gorkhaland state. Barring medicine shops, business establishments, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed.

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First Published: Sun, July 30 2017. 19:32 IST