Siliguri: Normal life was hit on Saturday as a 24-hour bandh called by Bangla-o-Bangla Bhasa Bachaon Samiti began in Siliguri sub-division of Darjeeling district.
Shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions mostly remained closed and private vehicles were off the roads since 6 am, the police said.
Attendance in government offices has been thin, officials said.
The bandh call was given to protest against the sixth round of tripartite talks between Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), Centre and the state government in New Delhi today,
president of the samity Mukunda Majumder said.