GJM wants Gorkhaland Bill in next session of parliament

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2009 15:40 hrs

: The Gorkha community members from Darjeeling region of West Bengal demanded the Union Government to table the bill to create the separate Gorkhaland state in the next parliament session.

To press for its demand the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has blocked all the roads in the region since Sunday.

National Highway 55, which connects Darjeeling region with whole of West Bengal and National Highway 31 linking Sikkim with the rest of the country, continued to remain blocked even on Tuesday.

The GJM students wing central committee member Kamalesh Rai said Actually our demand is very simple. We want Gorkhaland and before the next Parliament session comes on, we want the bill be placed in the Parliament."

Apart from the blockades, the activists of GJM have been observing relay hunger strike that began on Saturday in different sub-divisions of the Darjeeling Hills.

Meanwhile, the women cell of the GJM started their hunger strike on Monday. (ANI)

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