Strike hits normal life in hillsSpecial CorrespondentShare · Comment · print · TOPICS India West Bengal
Protest against molestation of schoolgirl by RAF constableTension simmered in the Darjeeling hills even as normal life on Sunday was severely affected, with market places closed and traffic off the roads because of the 12-hour strike called by the student organisation affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). The strike was in protest against the molestation of a schoolgirl by a constable of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Ghoom area near Darjeeling. The incident had sparked violence in various parts of the region on Saturday.Condemning the “brutal lathi charge” on those protesting the incident, GJM president Bimal Gurung said his party wanted a high-level inquiry into the police action which he described as “an act of cowardice and immaturity.” There was no untoward incident during the strike but it was not clear who were behind the violence on the previous day.
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