Jun 11, 2008
The latest news from Darjeeling is not good, again. And it has been more troublesome to tourists than the previous incidences. Many tourists have been stuck in the hill-station, unable to leave, as Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has blocked the roads connecting Darjeeling with the plains. The protesters have blocked the road connecting Siliguri and Gangtok too, cutting off Sikkim from the mainland.
Express India Reports: Hundreds of tourists were trying to head out of Darjeeling in
West Bengal as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is demanding a
separate state of Gorkhaland, enforced an indefinite bandh, shutting
down the hills and leaving an estimated 10,000 plus stranded in the
plains. Sikkim was also cut off with GJM supporters blocking the
arterial National Highway 31A.
'India Explored' has been tracking unrest in Darjeeling for a few months. See past updates.
1.May 21 - Darjeeling safe?
2.May 3 - Darjeeling Warning
Comments for Blog Post:
By Bob Symn| Posted on:12 Jun 2008
Very useful info Arun.. I believe these guys don't understand the importance of tourism for Darjeeling