GJM bandh enters eighth day for separate state

GJM bandh enters eighth day for separate state

DARJEELING (INDIA): Ambulance services and TV cable connections snapped in some areas as the GJM- sponsored indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills entered the eight day on Thursday.nnNo untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Darjeeling which has been witnessed widespread clashes between GJM activists and security forces on Saturday.nnAmbulance operators were refusing to carry patients due to fear of harassment.nnSince Thursday morning, local cable TV connections were snapped in a section of the hills.nnInternet services too remained suspended for the fifth day to stop the spread of rumours that incite violence.nnPolice patrolling was intensified in the hills since morning.nnAlthough the West Bengal government has called an all?party meeting in Siliguri today, all the Hills parties have decided to boycott it.nnAs normal life continued to be crippled, the GJM had on Wednesady offered a 12-hour ?window? on June 23 to schools to evacuate students safely to Siliguri and Rongpo.nnThe GJM is leading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of West Bengal.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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