• Monday, May 16, 2022

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Separatists say one killed amid violence in India’s Darjeeling

Indian supporters of Gorkhaland transport atop a vehicle the dead body of Tashi Bhutia.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling Saturday (8) after a separatist group accused police of killing a supporter, prompting forces to fire tear gas as the Indian hill resort reels from weeks-long unrest. Bouts of clashes and arson attacks have rattled the picturesque hill station for more than three weeks, causing schools and shops to shut down as thousands of mostly Indian tourists pack their bags and flee. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) — a movement that has long called for a separate state for ethnic Gorkhas in West Bengal — accused police of shooting dead 31-year-old Tashi Bhutia late Friday (7). “(He) was shot dead by…

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