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Darjeeling unrest Day 28: Situation tense but incident-free; GJM plans hunger strike

Darjeeling: Darjeeling was incident-free on Wednesday as the indefinite strike for a separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 28th day.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Police and security forces patrolled the streets of the hills and kept a tight vigil at entry and exit points.

Internet service remained suspended for the 25th day.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will hold rallies in various parts of the hills later on Wednesday, party sources said.

An army column, comprising around 50 personnel, was deployed in Kalimpong on Monday night, defence sources said.

Two columns of the army have already been positioned in Darjeeling and Sonada on Saturday after large-scale violence and arson took place in those areas.

In an all-party meeting in Mirik on Monday, it was decided to continue with the indefinite strike and start an indefinite hunger strike to press the demand for 'Gorkhaland' from 15 July.

Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 14:49 PM | Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 14:49 PM

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