Darjeeling unrest: State Congress chief urges Narendra Modi to intervene to resolve dispute

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to immediately intervene in order to resolve the unrest in the Darjeeling hills.

File image of Congress member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. AFP

File image of Congress member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. AFP

"As an elected representative of people from West Bengal, I feel urgency to draw your attention and involvement towards an immediate and peaceful solution in the hill district of Darjeeling," Chowdhury said in the letter to Modi.

An RPF office, a police outpost and a state-run library were set on fire in Darjeeling hills as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 30th day on Friday.

"Given the geo-strategic sensitivity of the area, the Union and state governments and local leaders together should explore an amicable solution so as to restore peace and normalcy in the hills," the letter said.


Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 18:32 PM

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