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NEW DELHI: GJM National Committee members visit Delhi, Haryana and Uttarakhand

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 4, 2011

THE HIMALAYAN BEACON [BEACON ONLINE]

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha since its inception has always pledged on bringing Gorkhas across the nation on the same platform and have stressed upon uniting Gorkhas residing in various parts of the country. Within 46 months, GJM has been mostly successful in achieving this feat as it has its Sakhas (branches) spread across North-Eastern states, Delhi, Uttarkhand, Hyderabad, Kolkota, Jharkhand and Sikkim. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration bill was successfully passed in the Assembly yesterday and it will start working towards development of the Gorkhaland area, but the movement of the separate state of Gorkhaland will alongside continue on the National level. The GJM founder-president Mr. Bimal Gurung has always reiterated that the main goal of the organization is achieving the separate state of “Gorkhaland” and hence, he will not rest till it is achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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Text of Memorandum submitted to Rahul Gandhi by GJM President today

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon

To,

Shri Rahul Gandhi
Hon’ble General Secretary
All India Congress Committee
New Delhi

Hon’ble Sir,

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) makes an earnest appeal to the Central Government and to your esteemed authority to show empathy and understanding towards the justified demand of Indian Gorkhas for a separate state of Gorkhaland. The demand, originating in 1907 enjoyed the popular support of the people in the Hills and Dooars. It is a demand based on our identity and political aspirations for self-rule within the framework of the Indian Constitution. In the past, several political parties, groups and leaders have reiterated the demand which culminated in 1980’s in the form of violence, bloodshed, loss of lives and property. but all proved to be futile due to misunderstanding, misinterpretation, misrepresentation and disinformation as orchestrated by the scheming left front government of West Bengal. A separate state of Gorkhaland has been the political aspiration of the Gorkhas for more than 100 years. The late Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi was well aware of the plight of Gorkhas and the ambiguous status that they suffered at the hand of the State Government hence was sympathetic to the cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gorkha deal may be sealed soon

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 7, 2010

HINDUSTAN TIMES BY ALOKE TIKKU

A crucial tripartite meeting at the home ministry on Tuesday could practically seal a deal between West Bengal, the Centre and GJM, the outfit spearheading the agitation in the hill districts of Darjeeling. The three sides have been in negotiations over the past one year to work out the form, structure and powers of the Gorkhaland Regional Authority (GRA) to be constituted as an interim arrangement.

Last year, the GJM agreed in principle to an interim arrangement since talks on statehood would take time. The GJM also recognised difficulties in arriving at a permanent resolution as the state was heading for assembly elections next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ghisingh claims he will return to Darjeeling shortly

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2010

FROM IBNLIVE

Jalpaiguri (WB), Aug 13 (PTI) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghisingh today claimed that he would shortly return to Darjeeling hills, from where he was driven out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in 2008, as the situation had improved there. Ghising, who had first voiced the demand for Gorkhaland and led a violent movement from 1986 to 1988 before settling for the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), had earlier said the situation there was not conducive for his return. “We will return shortly. I am not announcing the date,” Ghisingh told reporters at his residence here, guarded by the police, where he has been living since his ouster from Darjeeling. He also claimed that the interim DGHC proposed by the Centre and on which tripartite talks were being held currently with the GJM and the West Bengal government was opposed by the people of Darjeeling. Ghisingh said there should also not be any dilution in the Sixth Schedule status that he had proposed for ensuring greater autonomy in the Darjeeling hills. Under the Sixth Schedule, the DGHC, which runs the administration in the Hills, was to get more powers similar to those enjoyed by the Autonomous District Councils of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. A Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) on Sixth Schedule status to the DGHC was signed between the Centre, the West Bengal government and the GNLF in December 2005. The agreement was signed by the then Union Home Secretary V K Duggal, then West Bengal Home Secretary Amit Kiran Deb and Subash Ghisingh in the presence of then Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. The GNLF supremo’s insistence for Sixth Schedule status for the Hills had caused him to fall out with his then close aide, Bimal Gurung, who is currently the president of the rival GJM.

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