Gorkhaland protest: Darjeeling spat hits Kolkata

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West Bengal
Darjeeling, Feb 10: The flame that burns the hill station, Darjeeling now reached state capital Kolkata. West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has faced several criticisms over the "police atrocity" that the innocent people suffered again in Darjeeling recently.

The Opposition party BJP claimed that West Bengal government is "inhuman and "shameful" and also urged the central government to initiate CBI investigation into the "killing" of two Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) members on Feb 8.

Darjeeling MP and BJP senior leader Jaswant Singh on Feb 9, met home minister P Chidambaram and requested him to appoint CBI for the investigation.

"It reflects the shameless and inhuman nature of the West Bengal government. I charge the West Bengal government and police with dividing the people rather than taking the initiative for unity," stated Singh.

GJM members, however, observed indefinite strike which has been started from Wednesday, Feb 9. Several people took to the streets to protest the shooting by police of two activists demanding separate Gorkhaland.

Central government has already deployed two companies of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the hills to assist the four companies of the Central police force and the State police in maintaining law and order.

GJM members too demanded CBI investigation for the justice of the "peaceful protesters" as they accused state police of "unprovoked firing."

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