NEW DELHI: Demand for a separate state has reached the power corridors of Delhi as the members of the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS) protested in the national capital in favor of their demand on Sunday.
The demand which has been raised in the state of West Bengal and even violence erupted during the protest for the last two weeks has finally come to the streets of the national capital.
Supporters shouting slogans, holding a gigantic national flag paraded the streets of Delhi demanding central government’s intervention in the matter of a separate Gorkhaland.
"The West Bengal government is treating common people like terrorists and killing them. The central government should remove paramilitary forces and terminate the services of the Director General of Police," GSSS president Kiran B K told. The protesters marched from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar carrying the flag, depicting 110 years of their struggle for separate state.
For the last 25 days the Darjeeling has been in a state of indefinite strike in the order to show solidarity to the demands. The GSS also planned to take out rallies in support of the few of its members which were allegedly killed in police firing during violence.
The Army was re-deployed yesterday after fresh violence erupted in the Darjeeling hills where Gorkhaland supporters torched a police outpost, the toy train railway station and clashed with the police at two places.
"We are fighting for our identities the centre should look into this. We are ready to die but we will not stay part of West Bengal” said one of the protestors at Jantar Mantar from Darjeeling.