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Darjeeling: GJM strike enters day 8, Toy Train services affected

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Darjeeling unrest: GJM strike enters day 8, Toy Train services affected

Today is the 8th day of the movement the indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in  Darjeeling of West Bengal. The movement of the Gorkha Janmukti  Morcha has taken violent form last week. The organization has demanded that they want separate region Gorkhaland. Due to the agitation, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as Toy Train, is an attraction for tourists coming to the region, is being interrupted. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for the Netherlands. In a conversation with the media at Kolkata Airport, he said that violence will not be tolerated in any circumstance.

On Sunday, GJM supporters assembled at the Chowk Bazar area and took out a silent procession in protest against the death of three activists. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also appealed for calm in the region and said that dialogue can resolve the issue.

The unrest began after West Bengal government announced their decision to make Bengali mandatory in all the schools. Despite the government amending its notification, exempting the Hills, the protests snowballed into demands for a separate state.

On Sunday, GJM supporters assembled at the Chowk Bazar area and took out a silent procession in protest against the death of three activists. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also urged the agitators to maintain peace in the state. The state’s CM Mamta Banerjee termed this movement of Gorkhaland as a conspiracy. They said that in such a day, so many weapons were not collected, the violence had been running for a long time. Mamta said in another statement that I will not allow the Bengal wage to be in any situation.

Let the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha perform in protest against the imposition of Bengali language. Indeed, under the leadership of Mamta Banerjee, the West Bengal Government made Bengalis mandatory for all the schools of West Bengal. After which violence in the semi-autonomous areas of Gorkhaland was spread in protest against the imposition of Bengali language. Despite the government amending its notification, exempting the Hills, the protests snowballed into demands for a separate state.At present, the army has been deployed along with the security forces in Darjeeling.