GJM calls indefinite strike in Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, May 5 (IANS) The GJM Sunday called for an indefinite strike in the Darjeeling Hills of northern West Bengal, demanding the removal of a police official and arrest of the rival GNLF activists for “attacking” its members.

“We have informed the government, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the police top brass that unless and until the officer is suspended and the GNLF miscreants are arrested, there will be an indefinite strike in the hills,” said Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri.

Activists from the GJM and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) clashed eaerlier Sunday during a public rally in Mirik in the district. Police resorted to baton charge to control the melee. Two people were injured in the clash.

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