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GJM, other hill parties to fast-unto-death for separate state

The committee under the leadership of GJM, which is spearheading the movement, also asked for a CBI probe into all the cases of violence and the killings of GJM volunteers allegedly in police firing. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 11, 2017, 05.05 PM (IST)

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha along with other hill parties has decided to go on fast-unto-death in an effort to press the government for a separate state of Gorkhaland. 

The decision came after a four-hour long meeting of all the parties which met under the banner of Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC). 

The committee also set a deadline till July 14 for the chairmen and vice chairmen of all the development boards set up by the West Bengal government to step down from their positions, PTI reported. 

The committee under the leadership of GJM, which is spearheading the movement, also asked for a CBI probe into all the cases of violence and the killings of GJM volunteers allegedly in police firing.

Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Those who are playing with fire in the hills, should desist from it. We will not allow the hills to be on fire. We will bring peace."

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