Back on agitation path

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Dec. 21: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to renew its agitation from the day after Christmas with party president Bimal Gurung blaming the Centre for “taking the talks too lightly”, referring to the three-hour fourth round of tripartite discussion held here today. However, there will be a relaxation in the Morcha …

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Fair outside Mayfair: Gorkhas show numbers, hold festivities near venue

http://www.indianexpress.com Tuesday , Dec 22, 2009 at 0247 hrs Darjeeling Asim Rai, a student of Class XII who had come from Miju near Darjeeling along with his friends, had been standing outside Mayfair Hotel, the venue of the tripartite talks, since 9 am. “We are alienated from the people of the plains. We do not …

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Tripartite meeting with GJMM in Darjeeling today

The Statesman SILIGURI, 20 DEC: The fourth tripartite talks on a Gorkha outfit’s demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland carved out of West Bengal will be held tomorrow even as the Centre warned that the situation might turn critical if its leadership remained inflexible and stuck to its position. Though the Gorkha Jana Mukti …

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Rallies to support Gorkhaland

The Statesman KURSEONG, 20 DEC: A day before the proposed tripartite talks, excited GJMM supporters’ organised huge rallies, in support of Gorkhaland at different places across Darjeeling today. In the meantime, hoping for a positive outcome in the talks and in support of Gorkhaland, frontal organisations (including minority communities) of the GJMM staged ‘Mahayagya’, ‘Hawan’ …

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Welcome of contrasts – Morcha cheers, others fume

The Telegraph Dec. 20: Central and state officials experienced contrasting welcomes as they rode their convoys up to Darjeeling where the fourth round of tripartite talks is scheduled to be held tomorrow. The teams led by Union home secretary G.K. Pillai and Bengal chief secretary Asok Mohan Chakrabarti were first shown black flags by organisations …

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