Indefinite bandh in hills to continue, says GJM

6 Jul 2017

The ongoing indefinite bandh in Darjeeling which entered 22nd day today, will continue, said GJM today after a meeting of all hill parties in Kalimpong. The all-party meeting was convened by the GJM in Kalimpong.

Today's all-party meeting was the third after June 20 and June 29 meetings. This is the third such meeting in 22 days. The first and the second all-party meetings were held on June 20 and June 29. The GMCC, chaired by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), has 30 members representing all the parties. Except pharmacies, all shops, schools and colleges remained closed. Police and security forces patrolled the streets and kept a vigil on entry and exit routes.

Meanwhile, Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling today condemned the recent attacks on Sikkim registered vehicles at Siliguri in West Bengal. Speaking at a function at Chisopani in South Sikkim, Chamling condemned the attack on Sikkim registered vehicles and said he has apprised the Centre about the matter. "I am constantly in touch with the Central government regarding the security of our people along national highway 10," Chamling said. The NH 10 connects Siliguri with Gangtok and is the lifeline of Sikkim.