Tribal front disapproves state map

The Telegraph Siliguri, July 29: A new forum of the tribals today protested the map proposed by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for the separate state it wants. “As the tribals are the majority in the Terai and the Dooars, they (Morcha leaders) are trying to create a rift in the community by sketching a map …

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DGHC blames Morcha for tourism spanner

The Telegraph Siliguri, July 29: DGHC administrator B.L. Meena said today that the council could not take up any tourism project in the hills, barring the repair of a few huts for trekkers on the Sandakphu route because of frequent strikes by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. “Funds for the improvement of tourism infrastructure are lying …

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Back on strike track to keep off rival – Bimal Gurung’s party calls bandh today to thwart ABGL meeting at Sukhiapokhri

The Telegraph Darjeeling, July 29: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has called a 12-hour general strike in Sukhiapokhri tomorrow to coincide with the ABGL’s scheduled public meeting there, indicating that it is unwilling to allow space to the opposition to function in the hills. Earlier, too, the Morcha had prevented the ABGL and other hill opposition …

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Gurung eyes new party for alliance – To join hands (or not) for a new state Morcha fuels tribal split for Dooars entry

The Telegraph July 28: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is now hoping to divide the Adivasis with the help of the newly formed Progressive People’s Party and push ahead with its movement for a new state. The attempt comes after the Morcha failure to stitch up an alliance with the Terai-Dooars regional committee of the Adivasi …

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