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GJM declares 12-hr bandh relaxation in Darjeeling

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 25, 2009

Kolkata, July 24 (PTI) In a brief respite for the people reeling under the indefinite bandh which entered the 12th day in Darjeeling Hills, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha tonight declared relaxation of the shutdown from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow.

The 12-hr relaxation would enable the people purchase essentials and do monetary transaction in banks, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri told PTI over phone.

While markets and banks would be open during the period, vehicles would ply normally till 6 pm, as the bandh would again be clamped afterwards, Giri said.

Asked if GJM would participate in talks convened by the Centre on August 11, Giri affirmed his organisation was open to talks.

The state Home Secretary said talks should first take place at the official level before holding dialogues at the political level, Giri said.


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