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For Gorkhaland, a low-key Eid

No feasts, no new clothes for Eid this time in Darjeeling. For the cause of Gorkhaland, the local Muslims have decided to forgo all festivities.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2013 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

No feasts, no new clothes for Eid this time in Darjeeling. For the cause of Gorkhaland, the local Muslims have decided to forgo all festivities.

The decision of the community comes as a shot in the arm for the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which has renewed its agitation following the Centre’s announcement of statehood for Telangana.

“I am grateful to the Muslim community for their support. I promise we will have the biggest Eid celebrations once we get Gorkhaland,” said GJM president Bimal Gurung on Sunday.

An indefinite bandh has been clamped in the Darjeeling hills, which has a sizable Muslim population, since August 3.