The army has been deployed in Darjeeling
Declaring that the indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills would continue, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) has decided to stage a hunger strike from July 15 to press for a separate Gorkhaland state.
The members of the committee also demanded a CBI inquiry into the incidents of violence in the hills and decided to lay siege to the District Magistrate and Sub-Divisional Officer's offices in Darjeeling from July 14 to protest against the blockade of essential goods to the district.
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“The indefinite shutdown in the hills will continue. Leaders of all political parties that are members of GMCC will go on hunger strike from July 15 to demand a separate Gorkhaland,” Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said in a social media post at the end of Tuesday's all-party meeting in Darjeeling district’s Mirik. “GMCC has demanded a CBI inquiry into all the violence,” he said.
The leader also said that all the development boards chairmen and vice chairmen have been given a deadline of 6 pm on July 14 to resign from their respective boards.
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