Mamata Banerjee Calls For Peace In Darjeeling As She Heads Abroad

Mamata Banerjee Calls For Peace In Darjeeling As She Heads Abroad

Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief minster yesterday for an update on the situation in Darjeeling. He said all parties concerned should resolve their differences amicably.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for peace in Darjeeling where an indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha entered the eighth day, as she left for The Hague where she will attend a United Nations meet.

The home minister, in a series of tweets, appealed to the agitating protesters that violence would not provide any solution and the issue could only be resolved through a dialogue among all stakeholders.

“I would like to appeal to everyone in the mountains to kindly maintain peace”.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for The Hague in the Netherlands to attend a United Nations meet as unrest continued to rage in Darjeeling where an indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha entered the eight dayhe eighth day.

West Bengal CM called for peace in Darjeeling where the shutdown enters the eighth day today as she left for The Hague to attend United Nations meet.

The protestors are also asking for a separate Gorkhaland, a long pending demand of the people of the hills.

Thousands of protesters assembled at the central Chowkbazar carrying the body of a GJM activist, who was killed during clashes with police, and raised slogans demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.

The protesters, also carrying black flags and the Tricolour, assembled at the Chowkbazar. “The security personnel should be immediately removed from Darjeeling to create a conducive environment for talks”.

The GJM claimed that they were killed in police firing, though police denied having opened fire. This was the first death since violent protests returned to Darjeeling on June 8, after a gap of a few years.