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Will only settle for Gorkhaland: Protests reach Delhi's Jantar Mantar

ANI
Published : Jul 9, 2017, 1:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2017, 3:51 pm IST

Earlier on Friday, a Gorkhaland supporter was found dead in Sonada, on the outskirts of Darjeeling.

A protestor at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, said that the march was intended to convey the message that Gorkhas are also an integral part of India. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 A protestor at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, said that the march was intended to convey the message that Gorkhas are also an integral part of India. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi: The Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti on Sunday held a protest march at Jantar Mantar demanding a separate 'Gorkhaland' from West Bengal.

"We are not going to deviate from this. We don't want to talk about anything other than Gorkhaland. If the government invites us for anything else, then they better not do so. We are not going to settle for anything else," Rajiv Sharma, member of Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti said.

 

"We are protesting to make it clear that we Gorkhas also belong to India and we are an integral part of it. There is no political party included in this," another protestor said.

Earlier on Friday, a Gorkhaland supporter was found dead in Sonada, on the outskirts of Darjeeling.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has alleged that he was killed by the police force present there.

GNLF spokesperson, Neeraj Zimba alleged that Tashi Bhutia, a Gorkhaland supporter was shot by police and there are reports that he died on the spot.

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"He had received bullet injuries on his forehead somewhere near his ear," added Zimba.

 

Talking to ANI, Zimba said, "No, that is what the police claims. There will be counter allegations, but there were twelve to thirteen police convoys and they stopped one unarmed person and shot him."

He said that it was not a disturbed area and section 144 was not imposed anywhere near the area, and anybody could make free movements there.

Earlier on June 17, three GJM protestors were killed in clashes that broke out in Darjeeling, on the sixth day of the party's indefinite shutdown demanding a separate Gorkhaland.

Tags: gorkhaland, gjm protests, jantar mantar, darjeeling shutdown
Location: India, Delhi