Maoists support Gorkhaland movement

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.