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Gurung meets Gen Madan

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 3, 2009

SILIGURI, 2 NOV(The Statesman): The GJMM president, Mr Bimal Gurung  called on the Centre appointed interlocutor Lt Gen (Retd) Mr Vijay Madan in Darjeeling today amidst questions by some anti-Gorkhaland pressure groups over the citizenship-identity of the interlocutor.
Mr Madan arrived in Darjeeling on Saturday presumably to mediate on the dragging statehood controversy and would leave the Hills tomorrow. Talking to reporters in Darjeeling after today’s meeting Mr Madan and the GJMM chief, Mr Bimal Gurung said separately that it was a courtesy meeting.
Expressing satisfaction over Mr Madan’s appointment as the interlocutor, the GJMM media secretary, Dr Harka Bahadur Chettri said that they were yet to have a detailed discussion with him. “The meeting between our leader and Mr Madan was a courtesy call today,” he added.
The party general secretary, Mr Roshan Giri accompanied by central committee members, Mr Amar Lama and Mrs Asha Gurung called on Mr Madan yesterday.
Meanwhile, a number of anti-Gorkhaland pressure groups slammed the Centre for having appointed a former Gorkha Regiment official as the interlocutor. “His identity as an Indian citizen is doubtful. Perplexingly enough, the Centre has entrusted such a person with the responsibility of mediating on an emotive issue involving far- reaching political and strategic ramifications. More perplexing is the state government’s role. Seemingly bereft of drive, it is molly coddling with the Centre,” said the spokespersons of the Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachao Committee and Jana Chetana.
” The national identity of the interlocutor being under cloud we would not accept him as a representative of the Centre. Besides, there would be no legitimacy in the dialogue if he does not take the non-political representatives of the plains into confidence. The GJMM cannot claim monopoly as the issue is larger than a mere self-determination bluster of a particular ethnic community,’ said the BOBBBC president, Dr Mukunda Majumder.
A Jana Chetana spokesperson, Mr Mridul Chakravarty said that his organization would file a case challenging the basic premise of the Gorkhaland agitation at the Calcutta High Court soon. “Mr Madan being an ex -Gorkha Regiment official is a Nepalese citizen as per the 1947 tripartite agreement involving the Indian government, the British government and the government of Nepal. The Centre has broken a nasty joke with the self-pride of West Bengal having sent such a person as an official emissary to mediate on the state division demand,” he added.


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Protest by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha( GJMM) Delhi/NCR unit against the merciless killing of Assam Gorkhas, echoes in Delhi.

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 12, 2009

GT Report by:- Kamal Pradhan

( Gorkha Times Bureau Chief Delhi Unit)

A protest was witnessed on Jantar Mantar to raise grievances against the brutality resorted by the suspected outlawed NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) cadres towards the innocent Gorkhas of Bhimajuli village, Sonitpur District, Assam. .


According to various sources, it was on 4th October, 2009 some miscreants belonging to the NDFB indiscriminately fired upon the innocent villagers of Bhimajuli, Sonitpur district killing 13 People, of whom eight belonged to the Gorkha community.


Slogans like “stop the inhuman atrocities meted towards the Gorkhas across the country” and “protect the ethnic Gorkhas of Assam” marred the venue.


Central committee leaders of GJMM – Amar Lama, Benoy Tamang, Swaraj Thapa followed by GJMM Delhi/NCR unit leaders– President, Ashok Kumar Biswa,  Treasurer, Uttam Kumar Chhetri, GJMM Nari Morcha Delhi Convenor, Smt. Asha Matinda, GJMM Yuva Morcha Delhi leaders – Hemant Rasaily and Shankar Rai. President of Gorkha Shaheed Sewa Samitee- Andrew Gurung, Gorkha historian- Jyoti Thapa Mani, Member of planning commission – M.S Bisht raised their grievances against the dastardly act meted out the to the ethnic Gorkhas and rest of the victims of  Bhimajuli village, Sonitpur District, Assam. Hordes of people thronged in to make their voices heard, condemning the dastardly act.


The protestors urged the Central Govt. for a high-level enquiry over the incident and also compensate the family of those killed.  GJMM  Delhi unit has also resolved to hand over a memorandum with immediate effect to the Hon’ble Prime minister of India, Hon’ble union minister for home affairs, Chief minister of Assam, Human rights Commission, Leader of opposition and  Governor of Assam.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha- a political party spearheading the campaign for a separate state of Gorkhaland within the Indian union has been resorting to such protests

concerning the issues related to Gorkhas and the people at large.

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Protest against the killings of Gorkhas in Assam

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 12, 2009

GJM Media Cell Delhi

Press Release by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Delhi

It is with immense hurt and distress, that we are raising the merciless killing of eight Indian Gorkhas in Assam’s Sonitpur district by militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB) on October 4th 2009.

The innocent and helpless Indian Gorkhas, citizens of this country andhailing from a community which has been in the front in shedding its blood for the nation, were gunned down by militants of the Ranjan Daimary-led NDFB group in Bhimajuli village in Biswanath Chariali, about 400 km east of Guwahati on northern banks of Brahmaputra.

The National Democratic Front of Bodoland has been terrorizing the peace loving Indian Gorkhas of Bhimajuli village in Sonitpur district Such anti-national outfits in Assam have been meticulously targetting Indian Gorkhas of Assam, who do not feel safe and secure in their own land.

The Delhi branch of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha urges the union government to ensure the safety and security of Indian Gorkhas residing in Assam.We also demand adequate compensation to the next of family of those killed and an inquiry by a central team into the massive killings.


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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Delhi & NCR 2nd Foundation Day Cultural Programme

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 10, 2009


Gorkha Times brings to you exclusive pics of  Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s ( Delhi & NCR) 2nd Foundation Day Cultural Programme held on 7th October at New Delhi:-

Courtesy: Kiran Rai ,Media Cell ,GJM, Delhi


Pic: Rajiv Pratap Rudy from BJP and ACP Norbu Tshering.

Pic: Rajiv Pratap Rudy from BJP and ACP Norbu Tshering.

Pic:Rajiv Pratap Rudy with GJM members

Pic:Rajiv Pratap Rudy with GJM members

Nari Morcha

Nari Morcha

Pic:Maruni Dance

Pic:Maruni Dance

Pic:Kamal Pradhan (Gorkha Times Delhi Unit Bureau Chief), Newar Samaj with Prem lepcha

Pic:Kamal Pradhan (Gorkha Times Delhi Unit Bureau Chief), Newar Samaj with Prem lepcha

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