Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janamukti
Morcha Friday announced lifting for four days from tomorrow its
indefinite bandh called in the Darjeeling Hills on February 9
to protest against the police firing at Sipchu in Jalpaiguri.
Senior GJM leader Harkabhadur Chhetri announced at
Kumani that the bandh would be lifted from February 19 to 22
to help people stock up food and other essential commodities
and also because of the approaching secondary examinations.
The decision was taken after a GJM team led by general
secretary Roshan Giri held talks with senior BJP leader and
Darjeeling MP Jaswant Singh in Delhi, Chhetri said.
Meanwhile, normal life was paralysed in the Darjeeling
Hills for the 10th day today with vehicles off the road, shops
and markets remaining closed and no attendance in government
offices though there was no report of any untoward incident
from any part of the hills.