Pro-Gorkhaland groups form joint action committee

Darjeeling, Aug 16 : Several parties led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Friday formed a Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee (GJAC) and called for a five-day agitation starting Aug 19, a GJM leader said here.

The GJM and other parties, which are fighting for a separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills, called for a five-day "Ghar Bhitra Janta" (people inside homes) agitation to promote their demand.

"We have decided to form the GJAC to step up the movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland. We have also chalked out plans for a week-long agitation and have requested people not to venture outdoors (Aug 19-23)," GJM leader and JCAC chairman Enos Das Pradhan said.

Besides the GJM, the Communist Party of Revolutionary (Marxist), the All India Gorkha League, Hill BJP and the Congress were among the parties which attended parleys at the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club.

--IANS (Posted on 16-08-2013)

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