Hunger-strike withdrawn in the Hills

Statesman News Service

SILIGURI, Feb. 29: The state urban development minister Mr Asok Bhattacharya today said that the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha sponsored bandh and hunger strike has been withdrawn from today following the intervention of the chief minister.

“Peace would soon return to the troubled Hills. Once normalcy is restored the government’s focus would be on holding elections in the DGHC at the earliest,” the minister, said assuring that the state government would bear the expenses for the treatment of the hunger strikers.

“I have already asked the hospital authorities both in the plains and the Hills to take special care of the GJMM hunger strikers,” the minister, said.

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