Mamata Banerjee Left For Netherlands Amid Darjeeling Strikes

June 19, 2017 Author: Nirmit Sinh

In the middle of an indefinite strike persuaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that entered the eight day on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Netherlands to address an United Nations meet.

"Violent protests won't be tolerated. My ministers are monitoring the situation," she told media at Kolkata airport.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said he has spoken to Mamata over the law and order situation in Darjeeling.

Thirty-six policemen were injured on Saturday in clashes with the GJM supporters.

Earlier in the day, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung claimed that the West Bengal Police are illegally entering their supporters' houses and torturing them and also accused them of killing two of his supporters.

Mamata Banerjee accused GJM supporters and said that they aren't listening to the court, even after it had passed an order citing the bandh was "illegal."

Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh evaluated the security situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling by sending more troops to help reinstate normalcy as the state government has not yet submitted its report on the situation.