The States

Unrest in the hills

Print edition : July 07, 2017

A bus that was set on fire in Darjeeling on June 8 by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha supporters. Photo: PTI

A police vehicle that was set on fire in Darjeeling on June 8 by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha supporters. Photo: PTI

GJM supporters protesting on June 8. Photo: PTI

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling on June 9. Photo: PTI

Army personnel patrolling a street in Darjeeling on June 9. Photo: PTI

Shuttered shops in Darjeeling on June 13 during a general strike called by the GJM. Photo: Diptendu Dutta/AFP

After years of relative peace, memories of the prolonged and violent agitation for Gorkhaland are revived and north Bengal teeters on the precipice.
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