Meetings ‘meaningless’: Giri

The Telegraph Feb. 9: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will not meet chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee any more. Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri, who was in Sorugaon in Alipurduar subdivision to attend the last rites of Akbar Lama killed in Saturday’s clashes in the Dooars, said meetings with the chief minister were “meaningless”. “What is the …

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Two die in Dooars clashes

The Telegraph Feb. 7: Two men were killed in the Dooars today as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters clashed with Adivasis and other anti-Gorkhaland protesters across the region and Siliguri’s outskirts. Rival groups ransacked homes and torched shops and vehicles as violence flared during a 24-hour shutdown called by the Morcha to press for permission to …

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Morcha refuses to budge from stand – Statehood prayer to governor and god

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Feb. 5: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today took their case to the governor but ignored his suggestion to call off an indefinite fast. Bimal Gurung, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president, and eight other leaders of the outfit called on governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi at Raj Bhavan a day after the party’s talks with …

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