Amid tight security and army patrolling on Sunday, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha ( GJM ) observed ‘black day’ to protest the death of three Morcha activists in police firing.
Thousands of Supporters of GJM took out massive rallies in Darjeeling. The protestors carried the coffins of the three activists who were allegedly shot dead by the security personnel in Darjeeling’s during the clashes on Saturday.
Holding aloft the tricolour, GJM youth members led the rally on the Hill cart Road in Darjeeling, and passionately shouted pro-Gorkhaland slogans.
The mammoth rally was preceded by a silent march of the civilians on Sunday morning. Many Darjeeling residents, including the people from the minority community, joined the march, demanding peace to be restored in the hills.
The Gorkha activists also blocked roads and staged demonstrations at many places in the Dooars in support of the GJM’s call for 12-hour strike in the region as the agitation in the hills spilled onto the plains.