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Gorkha rally brings Siliguri to a standstill

Siliguri, Sun, 21 Nov 2010 ANI

Siliguri, Nov.21 (ANI): A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) rally disrupted normal life in Weat Bengal's Siliguri town.


GJMM activists came on to the streets and shouted slogans. They claimed the authorities and the Government were not allowing them to convey their demands, which they said were constitutional and justified.


The rally brought the life to a stand still condition causing huge traffic snarls in several parts of the city leading to major inconvenience for residents and tourists.


"There is huge inconvenience in coming and going to any place.


This should definitely not be done," said Sujoy Nath, a tourist.


Interacting with the mediapersons on Saturday, Ramesh Gurung, an ex-army service personnel and member of the GJMM said the rally is to address to the Government of India that Siliguri town which is a Gorkha dominated area will have to be a part of the Interim set up.


"So far we have not received any positive signals and indication by the West Bengal Government as well as from the Central. So, it is our democratic and very peaceful rally in order to send the message to the government of India and West Bengal that this area, dominated by Gorkha's will have to be included at any cost," said Gurung. By Tarak Sarkar (ANI)


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