Darjeeling: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) office, a police outpost 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 on Friday, police said.
As unrest simmered, internet services remained suspended for the 27th day.
The RPF office in Kurseong and a police outpost 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 on Thursday 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 15 July 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 18 July", a GMCC member told PTI.
The 30-member GMCC represents all hill based parties, including the GJM, the GNLF and the JAP.
Published Date: Jul 14, 2017 12:19 PM | Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 12:20 PM