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Darjeeling: GJM supporters hold dharna demanding restoration of internet

The suspension of Internet services in the hills was imposed on June 18.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 17:15 IST
Press Trust of India
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Darjeeling: Nari Morcha members during their Khukri rally for the separate state of Gorkhaland, in Darjeeling on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI7_14_2017_000153B)(PTI)

Supporters of GJM and other hill parties held a dharna outside the district magistrate’s office on Monday as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 33rd day.

The dharna was held to demand restoration of Internet service in the hills, GJM sources said.

The suspension of Internet services, which was imposed on June 18, have been extended till July 25, by the district administration.

Although no incident of violence was reported since last night, police and security forces continued their patrolling in the hills.

With food supply severely hit due to the ongoing strike, GJM activists and NGOs of the hills were seen distributing food items among the people.

The Army was deployed in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sonada.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 16:59 IST