Sudden turbulence witnessed at the hill town of Darjeeling is not ceasing to exist. Fumes of anger and violence are being vented out through a myriad of arms, guns and other defensive material.
To ease out the condition, the Ministry of Home Affairs has deployed four more companies to the concerned area. Besides, paramilitary troops are already deployed to Darjeeling for combating the upheaval.
A total of 400 troops has been deployed to Darjeeling to handle and mitigate the seemingly unending agitation.
Violent raids were conducted on the residences of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Chief (GJM) Bimal Gurung.
A detailed report has been requested from the Centre in connection with the prevailing situation. The biggest culprit for flaming this protest is the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government whose inefficiency is blamed as the sole reason for striking fresh protests. The government had not shown any interest in repudiating the “language notification”, cause for ongoing protests.
Four days before, GJM had sponsored indefinite strikes against demanding a special state called Gorkhaland. This demand comes on the back of support of six other hills who have passed a unanimous resolution for the purpose.
As a matter of fact, GJM was joined hands by Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), who broke its alliance with the Trinamool Congress. Gradually, it lent support to GJM and demanded a separate state.
Even the women cadre has come out in support of civilians to restore normalcy and boost policing measures across the affected area.
GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said, “The state government is indulging in politics of witch-hunting. The police and the state government are provoking us to call an indefinite strike in the hills. We will inform the Centre about the atrocities of the state government. We have called an indefinite shutdown in hills from today.”
Impressively, for the purpose of aiding the West Bengal government in ushering normalcy at the affected area, 600 paramilitary personnel have been despatched.