By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : June 19, 2017, 06:12
Duration : 01:16
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha strike enters its 8th day ; Darjeeling still at unrest
The indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling, West Bengal, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, entered its eighth day affecting railway and internet services. GJM supporters assembled at the Chowk Bazar in protest against the death of three activists. The unrest began after West Bengal government announced their decision to make Bengali mandatory in all the schools. Despite the government amending its notification, exempting the Hills, the protests snowballed into demands for a separate state.