Maoists support Gorkhaland movement

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 23:58

Kolkata: Extending support to the people of
Darjeeling hills for their demand for Gorkhaland, a Maoist
leader on Tuesday said that the state government and the Centre should
withdraw forces or else the movement will be more dangerous.

In a press statement issued by Maoists, Bikram, Maoist
spokesperson in charge of Purulia, said that "the demand of the
people of the hills like that of Junglemahal is justified and
the government should provide them a separate state."

"The people of the hills have a different culture. If
they are given a separate state, then that will help to
maintain good relations with the people West Bengal", Bikram
said.

"The government is using bullets, police, central
forces and muscle power to throttle the voice of the people",
the statement charged.

"CPI-M has become puppet in the hands of capitalists
and imperialists", it alleged.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 23:58

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