GJM fatwa on schools to arrange own vehicle from July 6

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Darjeeling, Jun 27 (UNI) The GJM today issued a fatwa on school administrations in the hills to arrange their own vehicles for reaching students from July 6 onwards.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung told a large gathering of teachers and administrative staff that they should have their own mode of transportation to carry students school and back home from July 6.

The fatwa was a clear indication that the GJM, spearheading movement for Gorkhaland state, was heading for fresh indefinite strike after current postponement of agitation expired on July 5.

This was GJM's second fatwa this week after the car owners were told to change number plate of vehicle into GJ from WB effective from July 7.

An estimated 8000 teaching and administrating staff from different schools affiliated to various boards attended the meeting addressed by the GJM supremo Bimal Gurung.

He also told the teachers to go villages and propagate that statehood was Gorkhas' constitutional right.

Meanwhile, reacting to inclusive bi-partite talk between West Bengal Chief Minister Buddadeb Bhattacharjee and GJM leadership at Writers Buildings in Kolkata today, GJM leader Binoy Tamang said it was "negetive on state demand but positive on a point that the state had agreed to sit for tri-partite talk on Darjeeling." UNI XC PC DB2131

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