Darjeeling Tense, No Fresh Violence

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Darjeeling: The situation in Darjeeling remained tense today as the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown continues, though there was no fresh violence or arson anywhere in the hills.

The police and security forces patrolled the streets in the hills as shops, except pharmacy stores, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed.

The GJM held rallies in various parts of the hills in support of its demand for Gorkhaland.

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In the morning, some political activists, dressed in traditional Nepali attire, took out rallies. They were heard shouting slogans in support of Gorkhaland.

Amid a severely hit food supply in the hills due to its ongoing shutdown, the GJM activists and NGOs of the hills were seen distributing food to the local people at many places.