GJM to suspend bandh for 24-hours starting Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 20:05

Siliguri: The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha
(GJM) on Sunday announced to suspend its indefinite bandh for 24
hours in Darjeeling tomorrow.

GJM which is spearheading an indefinite bandh in the
Darjeeling Hills since July 13 demanding creation of a
separate state of Gorkhaland, decided to suspend the bandh
in honour of the `Gorkhaland martyrs`, GJM press secretary
Benoy Tamang told reporters.

Martyrs Day was being observed in Darjeeling hills
since 1987 under the leadership of Gorkha National Liberation
Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghising in memory of 19 people
killed in police firing at Kalimpong on July 27, 1986, "GJM
was now observing the day in memory of around 1200 people who
had sacrificed their lives for the cause of Gorkhaland
movement since the eighties," GJM leader said.

Shops, markets and business establishments would be open
tomorrow and vehicles in the hills allowed to ply, GJM sources
said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 20:05

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