Gorkha activists to take their agitation to Delhi

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Siliguri, Feb 2 (ANI): In a bid to intensify their protests, separate state activists in Darjeeling have decided to take their agitation to New Delhi.

Officials of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), the political party agitating for a separate state of Gorkhaland has said their protests in the State have not borne much fruit, so they will take it to New Delhi.

"We will all get together and take out our protests in to New Delhi which will have better effect. People here are suffering because of the protest. We stall traffic, block roads, so we are thinking that we will organise less of our programmes in Darjeeling and more in New Delhi." said Daowa Pakhrin, leader of GNLF.

Meanwhile, a non-political organization that fights for the cause of the smaller states in the country, asked GNLF and all other activists supporting to separate state to work in unison.

"Many organisation are protesting. It is our request to all such organisations to coordinate so that there are no internal strives among them," said Baba Ram Kishan Deo, founder chairman of the Bharatiya (Indian) Federation for the New States.

The Gorkhas have been demanding a separate state, to be carved out of West Bengal, to help them preserve their culture and heritage.

West Bengal's Gorkha population is estimated to be around a million. (ANI)

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