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Darjeeling burns again, violence spreads

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 8, 2009

(Times Now)Darjeeling, in North Bengal once again witnessed widespread violence when supporters of rival camps of the GJM ie, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and GNLF or the Gorkha National Liberation Front clashed.

The violence started when a GJM affiliated faction started agitating in front of GNLF strongman Subhash Ghising’s house Lalkuthi in Darjeeling pelting stones at his house.

This allegedly after one group quietly sitting on a dharna were attacked by gub-shots by the rival groups. One person died in the clashes.

The 120-strong newly constituted Commando Force,along with the Combat Force and RAF have been deployed in various sensitive areas like Chowk Bazaar and Singhmari.

Additional forces have also been rushed from Silliguri to contain the violence.

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