DARJEELING: The Gorkha Hill Tribal Action Committee on Friday warned the West Bengal Government of an agitation if the five councilors nominated by the state to the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council were not withdrawn before April 25.

A meeting attended by about 400 delegates from various tribal communities decided to organize bandhs, strikes and rallies to press the demand. The meeting also demanded that one member each from Lepcha and Bhutia two aboriginal communities with dwindling population, be nominated to the council from both Darjeeling and Kalimpong subdivision and jelling accord signed in Calcutta in another person from yalmo tribe August last, five persons from the from Kurseong, various minority communities are According to the tripartite Dar to be nominated to the council.

Article extracted from this publication >>  March 24, 1989