The army has been deployed in Darjeeling
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.