Gorkhaland protest: Stir spreads to Mizoram, as GJM holds demonstration in Aizwal
The Mizoram unit of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday staged a demonstration in Aizwal demanding a separate 'Gorkhaland' state carving out of West Bengal.
Aizawl(Mizoram): The Mizoram unit of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday staged a demonstration in Aizwal demanding a separate 'Gorkhaland' state carving out of West Bengal.
Members of the state committee of the GJM in the sit-in demonstration displayed placards in support of 'Gorkhaland' comprising Darjeeling hill region, Siliguri, Terai, Dooars and surrounding areas.
GJM leaders said that the Gorkhas living in India became Indian citizens in accordance with the Treaty of Sugauli, 1874.
"We the Gorkhas are always mistaken as foreigners due to the fact that we do not have a separate state of our own in the country," they said.
They appealed to the people of Mizoram to support the demand for a separate 'Gorkhaland'.
The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leadership today hinted at supporting Trinamool Congress in the Hills during the next general elections.
The West Bengal's hill region appeared to be hurtling towards a severe crisis of food, fuel and other essential commodities with the GJM's indefinite strike for a separate state entering the eighth day on Thursday.
Darjeeling remained incident-free on the day 32 of the Gorkhaland agitation as two companies of the CRPF reached while two more would be arriving tomorrow.