NEW DELHI : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to call off the ongoing bandh in the Darjeeling Hills. He also asked the Union Home Secretary to convene an official level meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs within a fortnight to discuss all related issues.
“After Home Minister’s Appeal seniors leaders of Morcha has discussed and decided withdraw the bandh from 6 am on Wednesday.” Said GJM Assistant General Secretary Jyoti Rai
Rajnath Singh had earlier today said in a statement that in a democracy, is the only way out to resolve any problem. Solutions can be found through restraint, mutual dialogue and within the legal ambit.
Eleven precious lives have been lost so far, several have been injured and the entire people of Darjeeling hills have suffered a lot since the strike. I have been pained immensely by what has happened in Darjeeling hills, he added