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Centre`s interlocutor to hold talks with GJM

The Centre`s interlocutor for Darjeeling peace process Bijay Madan reached nearby Siliguri and will come here Saturday evening for talks with the leadership of GJM which is spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.



Darjeeling: As tension prevailed in the
hills, the Centre`s interlocutor for Darjeeling peace process
Bijay Madan reached nearby Siliguri and will come here Saturday evening for talks with the leadership of GJM which is
spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.

Before coming to Darjeeling town, Madan will hold a
meeting on the law and order situation in the hills with
District Magistrate Mohan Gandhi and Superintendent of Police
Debendra Pratap Singh, official sources said.

He would have discussions with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
(GJM) leaders before returning to New Delhi, sources said.

The Centre decided to send the government-appointed
interlocutor to Darjeeling to help normalise the situation in
the hills, which is witnessing violence and shutdown since
police firing on a rally by GJM supporters in Sipchu in
Jalpaiguri killed two persons.

An indefinite strike was being observed in the Darjeeling
Hills on a call from GJM which had yesterday said that nothing
short of Gorkhaland is now acceptable and there will be no
discussion on an interim set-up anymore.

PTI

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