GNLF calls off Darjeeling bandh from tomorrow

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Darjeeling, Nov 27 (UNI) The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has decided to call off the indefinite "Darjeeling Bandh", which entered the sixth day today, from tomorrow following intervention of GNLF supremo Subhas Ghishing.

The GNLF organised a rally today, demanding restoration of peace in the area, that suffered huge economic loss due to the bandh.

Informed sources said Mr Ghishing had held discussions with the GNLF's Darjeeling branch committee president Dipak Gurung.

The AIGL called a bandh on November 22 in protest against the Sixth Schedule Bill to be introduced in the current session of Parliament.

Subsequently, rebel GNLF leader Bimal Gurung, who had floated a new party Gorkha Janamukti Morcha recently, called for another bandh from November 22 to 25 protesting Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's three-day visit.

The Chief Minister was supposed to attend CPI(M)'s Darjeeling District Committee Conference.

However, the conference was later shifted to Siliguri following the protest.

Mr Ghishing also thanked the administration for arresting 17 people, involved in the November 23 attack on former GNLF Councillor K B Gurung.

UNI

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