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Darjeeling shutdown: Mob sets Gorkhaland Territorial Administration tourist office on fire

File photo of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration tourist office on fire in Darjeeling. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 13, 2017, 03.30 AM (IST)

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration tourist information office at Chowrasta in Darjeeling was set on fire by a mob on Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, Gorkhaland supporters had set ablaze a panchayat office and had damaged government vehicles on the 28th day of the indefinite shutdown.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha along with other hill parties a few days ago had decided to go on fast-unto-death to press the Bengal government for a separate state of Gorkhaland. 

The hill parties have formed the Gorkhaland movement coordination committee to put pressure on the Bengal government. 

The committee has set a deadline till tomorrow(July 14) for the chairmen and vice chairmen of all the development boards set up by the West Bengal government to step down.

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