Gorkhaland for all, says GJM

Press Trust of India
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 (Kolkata)
The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which is fighting for Gorkhaland, on Wednesday said that the separate state was not only meant for Gorkhas, but for other communities, too.”We are not saying that Gorkhaland is only for the Gorkhas. It is for the people residing in the map of Gorkhaland,” said GJM central committee member Anmole Prasad.”Our first priority is to ensure that there is no disharmony between communities in the course of the movement,” Prasad, who is among the four-member GJM delegation, which arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday for talks with the West Bengal government on June 27, said.Prasad, the legal adviser of the GJM, said during their stay in Kolkata, the delegates wanted to strengthen harmony between Bengalis and Gorkhas.He, however, criticised the attacks on Morcha supporters at Bagdogra on June eight and on students. ”It was almost like ethnic cleansing. Students from the hills were driven out of hostels.” (NDTV)

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