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A Day Goes Incident-Free, GJM Announces Hunger Strike From July 15

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| July 12 , 2017 , 17:26 IST

As Darjeeling unrest continues for its 28th day, the security forces have kept a tight vigil in the valley. A day has passed incident-free in the valley showing some signs of development in the conditions.

The police and security forces are regularly patrolling the streets as internet services stay suspended for the 25th day.

However, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has announced to hold rallies in various parts of the hills later in the day.

After an all-party meeting in Mirki on Tuesday, the GJM leaders demanded a CBI probe into the violence in the valley. GJM leaders also announced that the indefinite shutdown in the area will continue, and the party will hold a fast-unto-death hunger strike from July 15 in support of their Gorkhaland demand.

"The indefinite shutdown in the hills will continue. Leaders of all political parties which are members of the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) will sit on a hunger strike from July 15 to demand a separate Gorkhaland," Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said in a social media post.

GMCC leaders who will participate in the proposed hunger strike include Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Assistant General Secretary Binay Tamang, Gorkha National Liberation Front Spokesperson Niraj Zimba, P.P. Sharma of Gorkha Rajya Nirman Morcha, and Pratap Kanti of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League, a source close to the GMCC said.

Accusing the state authorities of deliberately disrupting the supply of essentials, the committee members have decided to lay siege to the District Magistrate's and Sub-Divisional Officer's offices from July 14 to protest against the blockade on the supply of essentials in the district.

Apart from GJM, representatives of Gorkha National Liberation Front, Jana Andolan Party and other prominent political groupings from the region were present at the meeting. This was the second all-party meet of GMCC since it was formed on June 29.