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.
As the news of a settlement between the government of India and various factions of Bodo groups started to trickle in, there was much curiosity in Darjeeling hills – home to another demand for the separate state — Gorkhaland. Even though parallels can be drawn between the two, the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland supersedes that of Bodoland by decades, and the unique geographical positioning of Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars, makes it one of the most cosmopolitan and at the same time one of the most vulnerable regions in India.
Politics and Political Activism in Darjeeling is Taking a Strange Turn. GNLF Stands Against Grassroots Democracy. In the last few Days, Gorkha Politics is Abuzz with the Issue of Panchayati Raj
The Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars are one of the most complex and complicated, cosmopolitan regions in India. This region is a miniature replica of our nation and the complexities surrounding it. Anyone wishing to govern such a complex piece of geography should have a thorough understanding of its history, polity, politics and socio-cultural fabric.
The NDA is set to retain the Darjeeling MP seat and also win the state assembly by-elections in 2019.
In Darjeeling Vidhan Sabha (MLA) elections slated for May 19th 2019, a party with less than fingers can count followers Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL)…
The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Mann Ghising today issued a press release, calling for all Gorkhas to unite, instead of bickering among one…
We have to realize the fact that the long cherished dream to statehood or 6th schedule can only be achieved through a political settlement with the central government. This brings us to the conclusion that it is only the Center that has the power to get this done, and it would be a blunder not to support an alliance that is making an attempt to do just that.
When we vote, we will be voting to win back our agency, our rights as citizens of India, our right to political dissent, our right to make constitutional demands, our right to fair trail, our right to the internet, our right over our natural resources, our right to hold protest marches, right to assemble, and our right to determine our own fate under the Indian Constitution.
“For the past one year, the Gorkha National Liberation Front has undertaken intensive introspection on the current status of our community, and the bleak future facing us. In all of our deliberations, we have been guided by a single political philosophy पार्टी भन्दा जाति ठुलो, जाति भन्दा माटो – put forward by our founder and our guiding light Shri. Subash Ghising. For GNLF the interests of our land and its people have always remained paramount.”