Gorkhaland Protest: GMCC Suspends Fast Unto Death Call

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Darjeeling: The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC), which is spearheading the movement for separate Gorkhaland region, on Thursday decided to suspend their fast unto death call.

The next course of action will be decided at all political parties meeting of the Hills. The Committee had announced to start fast unto death from July 15. Members of all hill-based parties were expected to be part of this protest. The Gorkhas have been holding indefinite strike demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.

On wednesday, a mob set the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office at Chowrasta, Darjeeling on fire. On July 9, a Gorkhaland supporter was found dead in Sonada, on the outskirts of Darjeeling.

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On June 17, three Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protestors were killed in clashes that broke out in Darjeeling, the sixth day of the party’s indefinite shutdown demanding a separate Gorkhaland. On July 15, the indefinite strike will touch the mark of one month.