Darjeeling: Residents of Kalimpong woke up to posters calling for a ‘final battle for Gorkhaland’ at several places in the Himalayan town of West Bengal on Tuesday.
The posters that appeared in prominent places of Kalimpong like Baghdhara, Novelty cinema hall and Mela Ground were signed off with the name ‘Janta’. Written in both English and Nepali, all of them convey the same message.
“Stop atrocities upon the innocent people. Atrocities has crossed all barriers. No democracy in hills. Central government is not honest towards Gorkha and Gorkhaland. Now there shall be declaration of last battle for Gorkhaland. Central and state government must be responsible for unrest in hills. We want Gorkhaland,” (sic) screamed the posters.
Hundreds of people were arrested during the Gorkhaland agitation of 2017, and locals allege that indiscriminate arrest of Gorkhaland supporters have continued unabated. These posters seem to be a reaction to those arrests, say sources.
No one has claimed responsibility for the posters as of now. Investigations are on.