Friday, May 09, 2008
Morcha to seek help from Sikkim & SDF
SILIGURI, May 8: The Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha would soon approach the Sikkim chief minister Mr Pawan Kumar Chamling and the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), to seek help in the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation in the Darjeeling Hills, the GJMM president Mr Bimal Gurung said today.
“We would send a formal letter to the Sikkim chief minister and the SDF, seeking help for the Gorkhaland agitation. The letter would be dispatched in the next two days,” Mr Gurung said.
Vowing to carry forward the agitation until the statehood goal was achieved, the GJMM president also urged the Gorkhas living across the various states to join in the Gorkhaland struggle.
“This is our last fight for realising the separate statehood demand, which would eventually establish our identity in India. Hence, we urge upon all the Gorkhas ~ those serving in the police, the Army anywhere in India, to come forward and join the struggle at least for once,” he said.
Mr Gurung reiterated that the whole of Darjeeling district and the Dooars, would be paralysed if the administration failed to book the assailants of the GJMM cadres in Siliguri on 2 May. He had issued a seven-day deadline for the purpose yesterday. n sns