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Darjeeling health care centre, hydel project unit burnt down by miscreants

ANI
Published Jun 16, 2017, 12:14 pm IST
Updated Jun 16, 2017, 12:14 pm IST
Bimal Gurung had earlier said that even if all the CRPF personnel were deployed in the district, the GJM's fight won't stop.
A health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze on Thursday night. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 A health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze on Thursday night. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Darjeeling: Amid escalating tension in Darjeeling, a health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze by some miscreants on Thursday night.

The police on Thursday raided GJM chief Bimal Gurung's office and recovered arms, arrows and cash.

 

Gurung earlier had said that the police was working like the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadres and the fight wouldn't stop even if all Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel of the country were sent to Darjeeling.

"The police works like TMC cadres. Even if all CRPF personnel of the country are sent here, our fight won't stop," Gurung said.

Earlier, as many as six parties including the GJM and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) did not attend the meeting.

 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is monitoring the situation developing in Darejeeling.

Inculpating the ruling TMC for the ongoing protests in Darjeeling by the GJM, the BJP accused the state government of alienating the community, which resulted in an identity crisis in them.

"The Gorkhas belong to India, but the state government has alienated them to such an extent that they lost their belief of belonging to this country. It is the identity crisis which has initiated such violence," BJP state vice president Chandra Kumar Bose said.

 

Bose held the state government responsible for the escalated tension in Darjeeling and said that the ruling regime cannot solve this issue by simply providing some funds and forming the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has branded the GJM protest as 'abhorrent' and has appealed to the people of the region to maintain peace.

The GJM supporters are also protesting against the alleged imposition of Bengali in the schools of the hills.

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Location: India, West Bengal




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