[World History Archives]

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 (brief).
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).