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Gorkhaland stir: Hill economy comes to a standstill

Avishek Rakshit | Kolkata Jun 26, 2017 02:41 AM IST

Members of the Gorkha community protesting for a separate Gorkhaland state, in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI) June 8, 2017, will go down in the West Bengal government’s annual report as the day the otherwise calm and picturesque Darjeeling hills saw ferocity of an order not seen in the recent past, with the demand resurfacing for a separate Gorkhaland, for the ethnic Gorkha majority there. It all began on May 16 after state education minister Partha Chatterjee announced the government had made it compulsory for schools.....

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