Darjeeling unrest: GJM, BJP adopt resolution for separate Gorkhaland; 600 paramilitary personnel rushed to hills

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Amid rising tensions in the hills of West Bengal, the Centre on Tuesday directed 600 paramilitary personnel to provide assistance to the state government in restoring normalcy back in the region, which witnessed incidents of stone pelting on the second day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite bandh.

However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the situation in Darjeeling district was 'peaceful' and denied reports of the Centre asking the state government to provide a detailed report about the situation in the hills.

As the indefinite bandh (shutdown) entered its second day on Tuesday, the GJM supporters hurled stones at the police in Chowkbazar area of the hill station after the police intervened them from enforcing shutdown in government offices. Commenting on the stern action taken by the police, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri was quoted by PTI as saying: "The police resorted to unprovoked lathi-charge on a peaceful rally.

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