After a hard fought andolan of 4-years from 2007 to 2011, finally the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Agreement was signed between the Center, WB Govt and GJM representatives. The invitation, specifically to GJM is clearly for the resumption of the dialogue from where the center had left it in 2011. The File Number at the top of the letter, F.NO. 12013/01/2011-SR is a dead giveaway. In probability the invitation wasn’t sent to other political parties, as they were not a part of the GTA Agreement.
The BJP party has extended an invitation to the family members of 2017 Gorkhaland martyrs to attend PM’s swearing-in ceremony.
A story by BP Bajgain on the unfortunate incident of a death at Sibchu, Darjeeling during the Gorkhaland agitation of 2017.
“Unoyon huh… Vikash… Development… I am fed up of it and its blinding pace… I was thinking of moving here to escape all that, but seems like that epidemic has caught roots here too…” she is still angry.”