History of Darjeeling separatism
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- India's new anti-rebel development programme
- BBC World Service, 9 April 1998. The Bengla government will
launch a development program in Darjeeling - a region it had
tended to ignore, to counter separatist discontent there. It
has the backing of the tea industry there and the World Bank
- Gurkhas strike for new state
- By Subir Bhaumik in Calcutta, BBC World Service, 5 February 1999.
Nepali-speaking Gurkhas from Himalayan Darjeeling seek
a separate Darjeeling state. In the 1980s, the Gurkha National
Liberation Front had compromised by accepting a Hill Council
arrangement, but now again seek full autonomy.
- Separatist strike paralyses Darjeeling
- BBC World Service, 22 May 2000. A one-day strike called by the
Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) to press demands for a
separate Gorkha (Gurkha) state. The Front had agreed to an
autonomous Gorkha Darjeeling countil in 1987 (brief).
- West Bengal rebels kill Marxist leader
- BBC World Service, 28 October 2000. Separatist rebels in the
North, believed to be members of the Kantapuri Liberation
Organisation, have assassinated a number of government figures
in recent weeks (brief).