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Signature Campaign for support of Gorkhaland

A mass signature campaign for support of Gorkhaland in West Bengal has been started off by Sahitya Akademi awardee Prof. Lil bahadur Chetri signing in the flex of map of Gorkhaland at All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) office, Guwahati. Activists of various Gorkha organizations of Assam were present at the event.

"The demand for formation of Gorkhaland comprising Darjeeling, Siliguri, Dooars and Terai region is the result of step son treatment by the Indian administration to the real Son of Soil", said D. B. Limbu, President AAGSU while addressing media persons. Bikash Rai, convenor of the campaign said that they have received overwhelming support from 11 states toured so far and would tour the entire North East.

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Youth Activist and Social Entrepreneur, Strategic Communicator, Aspiring Parliamentarian Managing Trustee @ Dewan&Sons, Independent Journalist

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R. Pegu's picture

Why does Nanda Kirti Dewan report only on these type of issues concerning only Nepalis? Is he a spokesman of AAGSU? Why is it that the editor has to report about Mani Kumar Subba's fake Indian citizenship like "CBI confirms Assam MP Subba's birth certificate is fake" ?(Aug 29, 2008)
S. Saikia's picture

I really agree with R.Pegu. What is happening to assamtimes??When there is so many burning issues in assam why they are giving so much importance to gorkhalis demand for autonomous.There are so many nepalis in Tamilnadu. Can they dare demanding a seperate gorkha autonomous council there?? It can only possible in Assam.
Ashish Gurung's picture

Dear Mr. Pegu, You should ask that question to the editor,write to them at editor@assamtimes.org. It's possible that perhaps Mr. Dewan has been given a brief to write about the Gorkhas only. It's time that the contributions of Gorkhas are brought to fore, we have been misunderstood for too long. As for Mr. Subba, his case is still in the court, so we cannot comment on this.
Correspondent's picture

Dear Pegu, I am journalist by profession not a spokesman of any organisation. I admit to assume solidarity to all indigenous ethnic community of Assam so I am a Human Right activist. Time and again I am city correspondent for Assam Times in Guwahati and i am not in Delhi to report matter without in depth study of the news. All reports posted by me are events happened in presence of me. All your charges are baseless as I reported on Assamese Nationalism and many social issues. To see kindly author info and check it out.
YK Shrestha's picture

For kind info of Saikia, Gorkhas are not demanding council in Assam, we are demanding separate state of Grokhaland to be carved out of West Bengal and the Gorkhas in Assam are just supporting that.
Navraj Gurung's picture

I'm a student here in darjeeling. I am very hurt by Mr. Pegu's stern comments against the Gorkha community! Why is it that Gorkhas are always treated as second grade citizens of India? The signature campaign was a simple, non-violent attempt to put forth the importance of the demand for Gorkhaland to the people of Assam be it nepali, bengali, assamese etc. It is sad that Mr.Pegu is giving communal colour to this signature campaign.

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