Dr Subramanian Swamy Calls for Formation of Gorkhaland Union Territory

Dr Swamy Calls for Formation of Gorkhaland Union Territory BJP Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy has called for BJP to fulfill their promise, and to keep Gorkhaland as number one priority. He tweeted, “Time for the BJP to start looking at our 2014-to date the party’s organisational culture. In many. States we had made […]

A crisis within crisis: The fault line of India’s longest statehood demand- Gorkhaland

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By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR 100 years and more, the longest statehood demand in India’s history, the demand for Gorkhaland has, many times reached its peak; and yet has always come tumbling down. Time and again, the unfulfilled aspirations have been doused by temporary promises and in 2017, the ‘Queen of Hills’ was under siege as […]

Paradoxically Popular: Poisoned People, Polluted Politics

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Writes: Vanira Khati The Chief Minister of West Bengal declared, ‘ Pahaad Haaschey !’ and to elucidate the point she put up huge digitally printed banners across the length and breadth of the State with her own ‘haaschey ‘ face. While here in Darjeeling our own Pahaad hasaaunchey GNLF politicians Aapa ko chora Mann Ghising […]

Mamata Banerjee’s Greter Bangla Conspiracy

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I am a Gorkha and I am not a terrorist… Mamta Banerjee in her press conference today almost said that GJM is a terrorist outfit. Her evidences? She said she has intelligence report that underground outfits from North east are in contact with Bimal Gurung. Even some countries are helping Bimal Gurung. Suppose I say […]

BOOMERANG: It wasn’t support for GJM… It was anger against TMC that made the strike a success

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Writes: Upendra for TheDC The strike in Darjeeling, held two days ago has been termed ‘a success’ by GJM, while TMC has called it an ‘absolute failure.’ What is funny is that almost all the Bengal based news media, other than the ones based in North Bengal, have toed the official line and reported that the […]

Gorkhaland : Support, Opposition & Lip Sympathy

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Writes: NN Ojha Gorkhaland 18th July 2016: It is precisely five years since the tripartite agreement setting up GTA was signed between the Government of India, Government of West Bengal and the GJMM. Incidentally 18 July 2011 too was a Monday like it is five years later today. As the hills prepared for celebrations to […]

WHY I SUPPORT ‪GORKHALAND‬: The tale of a non-Gorkhali

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Writes: Upendra The gentleman from Kolkata who questioned if Gorkhas have a right to demand Gorkhaland in India, was properly answered by Mr Suhotra Banerjee a Gorkha Bengali from Darjeeling… He wrote, “Goethals, Victoria,Downhill, HBS (to certain extent) students (hostelite) can say that as maximum of them had no connect with the town. They used […]

Gorkhaland 30th state of India says Class IV text book

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Darjeeling: The Hills parties might have been fighting for a separate Gorkhaland state for several decades now, but a schoolbook for Class IV kids in the region has already declared it as the 30th state of the country. Though the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the forerunner for the statehood demand, has denied any knowledge of […]

Downhill in Darjeeling – Prajwal Parajuly

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Writes: Prajwal Parajuly At Tiger Hill, Darjeeling’s famous viewing point, stands an observation tower. As early as 5am, the bottom two floors of the tower are already crammed with standing tourists. We are on our tiptoes—there’s no room. The top deck isn’t crowded. Tourists there sit on sofas that were once plush and sip tea while […]

Central Committee to examine Gorkhaland demand – Rajnath Singh

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Darjeeling, Dec. 2: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today claimed that Union home minister Rajnath Singh had promised to look into the party’s request to form a committee by the Centre to examine the Gorkhaland demand and talk to the state government on the matter. Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri said over the phone from […]

Bihar Election Results And Gorkhaland

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Writes: N N Ojha Gorkhaland is once again the talk of the town. Gorkhas in the Darjeeling hills and else where in India are once again discussing ‘when’, ‘how’ and ‘why not’ about Gorkhaland. Last time it grabbed attention equally intensely was in July 2012 when the then UPA government led by Manmohan Singh as […]

NFNS Submits Memorandum to Home Minister on ‪Gorkhaland‬ Formation

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Nov 16, 2015  National Federation for New States (NFNS) Delegation led by Munish Tamang met Union Home Minister Sh. Rajnath Singh today. The delegation reminded him of the Gorkhaland promise made by his party in the 2014 manifesto. The delegation also stated that the demand for creation of new state is not a regional demand and […]

Why Separate State for the Gorkhas Is A Necessity

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Writes: Sachin Rai Finally I am compelled to write something about the need for creating a state for the Gorkhalis within India, and the name may be given Gorkhaland or any other name, but whatever the name be that should clearly show that Nepali speaking people live in that Indian state. Like every Gorkhali, I […]

Rajnath Singh’s, central, node for Gorkhaland opposed by state BJP

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Once again a fresh blow of air to the Gorkhaland statehood demand for Darjeeling hilly areas in West Bengal. The demand has kept the political air too hot for last many years. But, is it really to encourage formation of a new state splitting West Bengal as a large section of hill dwellers are demanding? […]

GNLF – BJP not sincere on Gorkhaland

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If the BJP is really sincere about creating a separate state of Gorkhaland, the party should first pass a bill for it in the Lok Sabha, believes GNLF Kurseong branch spokesperson Daya Dewan. GNLF Kurseong branch spokesperson Daya Dewan. However, he said he doubts the sincerity of the BJP on this issue. This can be […]

Documentary film on Gorkhaland – From the top

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This is one of many documented short films on the Gorkhaland movement. This film is about the demand for the formation of a separate state called Gorkhaland, which will not be a part of West Bengal. The documentary tries to understand the reason behind this demand, and the public opinion regarding this movement. Watch Documentary film […]

Rising demand for Gorkhaland puts BJP in tight spot

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The BJP won the Darjeeling seat thanks to the support of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is demanding statehood for Gorkhaland. But as their stock rises in West Bengal, the BJP fears being seen as the dividers of the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party is taking heed of the brutal lesson the Congress was […]

Demand for Gorkhaland is not new but dates back to 1907

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To those who doubted and laughed at my earlier post please use internet not only for social network but to know your own people’s struggle for identity and the discrimination faced generation after generation. Demand for Gorkhaland is not new but dated back to 1907 that was initiated with an objective of giving identity to […]
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