Friday, 24 May 2013 08:08
The people of the Hills and the Dooars were subjected to a series of acid tests for the free state of Gorkhaland. The agitation muscled its way through a range of obstacles playing with the hopes and dreams of the people since 1980s. There were days when headless corpses were displayed in the marketplace, People were hanged and shooting was rampant. They have paid umpteenth price for the sake of statehood. The Central and the West Bengal government played active roles to thwart the movement numerous times however the drive for freedom propelled the agitation forward. People were killed, Children became orphans, schools were closed, the bandhs were frequent, there were inter-party clashes and political killing; Despite, an array of ordeals, The Gorkhas have finally got Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).