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Rally seeks restoration of Internet services in Darjeeling

GJM supporters during a rally in Darjeeling. File  

Activists of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill parties on Thursday held a demonstration outside the district magistrate’s office in Darjeeling, demanding the restoration of Internet services, which reain suspended for the past 32 days.

There were no incidents of violence or arson since Wednesday night as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered the 36th day on Thursday.

Some political activists dressed in traditional Nepali attire took out rallies in the morning.

Police and security forces patrolled the streets and kept a tight vigil at every entry and exit points.

All shops, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed but pharmacies were open.


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