Violence in Darjeeling: Clashes for mandate of Language

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As cabinet meeting of WB Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee was held in Darjeeling today.In the meeting it was been proposed that Bengali language will be compulsory in all the school which was been protested by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha demanding Nepali language to be compulsory in all the school or would prefer Hindi language instead but strongly against the proposal of imposing the Bengali language as compulsory.

The Police had to initiate lathi charge and fire tear gas shells when the situation started to become of out of control because of rallies held by the Protesters 100 mts away from the venue of Cabinet Meeting. In return the protesters threw stones and put vans of police on fire even burnt effigies of CM Mamta Banerjee and raised slogans against her.

Tourists are suffering as indefinite strike has been declared by the Gorkhas & the Clashes between Gorkhas Janmukti Morcha and Police have turned intense.