Kolkata: Describing the violence in
Darjeeling and police firing in Dooars as `unfortunate`,
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday appealed to the
people there to maintain peace.
"I would like to appeal to the people of the hills to
maintain peace and have cordial relations with the people in
the plains," the Railway minister said while commenting on the
"We don`t support firing and violence. What has happened
in Darjeeling is unfortunate. Any death is regrettable," she
said, referring to the death of two persons in the police
firing at Sikchu of Dooars and the violence in Darjeeling.
The Trinamool chief said it was important to ensure that
such incidents did not recur.
Banerjee said as a human being and not as a politician,
she was making demand for a probe into the incident,
punishment to the guilty and adequate compensation to the
"It has become a practice to delve into the politics of
division before elections in our state and for last 25-30
years, this is happening," Banerjee said.