Darjeeling unrest day 22: GJM plans to intensify agitation, calls all-party meeting today

Darjeeling: As the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered it 22nd day, all eyes are set on the all-party meeting convened by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in Kalimpong area on Friday.

File image of GJM chief Bimal Gurung. Getty images

File image of GJM chief Bimal Gurung. Getty images

The meeting, slated to be attended by all political parties of the hills, is scheduled to begin at 1 pm.

This is the third such meeting in 22 days. The first and the second all-party meetings were held on 20 June and 29 June respectively.

The event will also witness the first meeting of the newly-formed Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) and take a call on the ongoing agitation in the hills over the demand for Gorkhaland.

The GMCC, chaired by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), has 30 members representing all the parties.

The GJM has plans to take out rallies on Friday, demanding Gorkhaland and burn copies of the GTA accord.

Except pharmacies, all shops, schools and colleges remained closed.

Police and security forces patrolled the streets and kept a vigil on entry and exit routes.


Published Date: Jul 06, 2017 01:18 pm | Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 01:18 pm