• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

ASIA

Bengal Government trying to ‘effectively end’ Gorkhaland movement

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Today Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung alleged in the Supreme Court that the West Bengal government was trying to “effectively end” the movement for a separate Gorkhaland by implicating its members in false cases. Gurung had earlier told the apex court that main flash- point of confrontation was that the GJM had opposed the state government’s move to make Bengali language mandatory in the schools in West Bengal. Gurung’s counsel claimed before a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan that the state was proceeding in a “biased manner” against GJM members and there was an…

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