All the three GJM MLAs have decided not to attend the monsoon session of the state Assembly which began today, due to the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills.
Gorkhaland unrest: After internet shutdown, electronic media directed to stop airing Darjeeling protests
The embargo has discouraged some journalists so much that they have left Darjeeling for other assignments.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Centre to provide four additional companies of CRPF within 48 hours in Darjeeling to quell violence in the hills.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today said that while it was difficult to eliminate separatist forces, all right thinking people should use their might to wipe them out.
Sporadic incidents of violence and arson rocked the northern West Bengal hills of Darjeeling on Sunday after a fresh flare-up in the region following a pro-Gorkhaland activist's death allegedly in police firing.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists clashed with police in Kalimpong district as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered the 21st day.
Children of Darjeeling hills are facing the heat due to the indefinite shutdown in the hills since 15 June.
"The demand for Gorkhaland is an aspiration of Gorkhas and other hill communities. Instead of respecting this sentiment, the chief minister has gone on a rampant arrest spree," GJM supremo Bimal Gurung said.