Monday, February 25, 2008

Bandh to hit Sikkim vehicles as well

Bandh to hit Sikkim vehicles as well
Source:The Statesman News Service
SILIGURI, Feb. 24: Beginning tomorrow, vehicles hailing from Sikkim are also coming under the ambit of the GJMM’s indefinite Darjeeling bandh, which is underway since 20 February. According to the GJMM general secretary, Mr Roshan Giri, the party activists have been instructed not to allow any vehicle to ply along the NH31A to Sikkim from early morning tomorrow.
Until today, the GJMM had kept the vehicles with Sikkim registration number out of the bandh, while vehicles with West Bengal numbers were barred from plying between Siliguri and Sikkim.
The NH31A is the only road link that connects Sikkim to the rest of the country via Siliguri and a sizeable stretch of the arterial road falls in Kalimpong sub-division of the Darjeeling hills. The fresh GJMM diktat means, beginning tomorrow there would be no vehicles plying to and from Sikkim.
In another development, the GJMM has relaxed the indefinite bandh in the cinchona and tea plantations in the hills for a week beginning tomorrow. This, the agitating Hill party say, has been done keeping in mind the plight of the plantation workers.

Left Front peace rally
The district Left Front today brought out a huge public rally from Baghatain Park in Siliguri in support of peace in the Darjeeling hills and a harmonious relationship between all communities in the region. The rally marched up to the Air View More and then returned via Sevoke Road-Bidhan Road. n sns

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