Symposium for separate statehood

DARJEELING, July 18: To analyse the Gorkhaland demand and to remove the misconception that the movement is violent in nature, the ‘Intellectual Forum of Darjeeling District and Dooars’ a body of intellectuals has organised a two-day symposium from tomorrow.
“The symposium on 19 and 20 July is to bring intellectuals and strong advocates of smaller states for the right to self-determination of ethnic minorities like Gorkhas and Adivasis,” Mr P Arjun, convener of the Forum said. “Our mission is to disseminate the geo-political, historical and sociological factors in consonance with the present situation. Organisations like Aamra Bangali and Jana Chetna have labeled our movement as violent. We attempt to clear it,” he stated. Eminent speakers like Dr Mahendra P Lama, senior editor’s Mr Joel\ Rai and Mr Swaraj Thapa, historian and writer Mr Somnath Pal and APDR activist Mr Abhiranjan Bhaduri would address the symposium. n SNS

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  1. BIMAL GURUNG IS DIVULGING IN
    ANTI-SOCIAL/CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
    FROM THE STATESMAN
    DARJEELING, July 16: The GJMM chief Mr Bimal Gurung today said that he would go underground for six months to carry out his “non-violent” activities. “I will go underground for six months but not to perpetrate violence. Some elements are posing a hurdle to the Gorkhaland movement. I shall keep these people away in an undisclosed location during my stay underground. They would be released only after Gorkhaland is achieved,” Mr Gurung said. Mr Gurung, however, did not specify when he would go underground or how he would get hold of those proving an impediment to the Gorkhaland struggle. He neither mentioned who all figured in his list as “hurdles” or if his act would be read as kidnap or not by the law. Although he said that the persons he would “keep away,” would be treated well, he did not divulge where he would confine them. The leader’s declaration has caused a stir in the political circle of the Hills. .

  2. maataako doodh shishulai
    shikshaa maatri bhaasaamaa
    prabhaava parch sristilai
    prakashko gatima

  3. What mother’s milk is to baby,
    mother tongue is to education.

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