GJM to press for introducing Gorkhaland Bill in Parliament

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The GJM alleged that one of its supporters, Asish Tamang, was killed and another person injured in the clash as the police opened fire in Mirik.

At the fifth all-party meeting held in Kalimpong on Tuesday, Gorkha leaders appealed for peace in Mirik. "The police opened fire at GJM supporters near Mirik Market", Binay said.

One Navraj Tamang, a TMC cadet, sustained serious injuries whenhe was attacked by the GJM activists at Mirik. Police fired gunshots and several rounds of tear gas shells in the air.

At least 32 Gorkha leaders are expected the go to Delhi over the next few days to discuss their demand with Union ministers, a member of the Gorkhaland movement's coordination committee Neeraj Zimba said, according to The Indian Express.

"We will hold our next meeting on August 1 in New Delhi".

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Prasad was apparently referring to the deployment of army and central forces in the north Bengal hills, which have been singed by violence for over a month now over the renewed demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. We are cooperating fully with the state government.

A delegation will also be sent to meet Sikkim Governor Shriniwas Patil, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to appraise them of the situation in the Hills - a decision that had been taken at an earlier meet, and was simply reiterated on Tuesday.

Pro-Gorkhaland agitators today fought a pitched battle with the police, pelting stones and petrol bombs at them and setting afire two of their vehicles and an outpost in Darjeeling hills where normal life stayed crippled on the 34th day of the indefinite shutdown.

Tourism Minister of state, Goutam Deb, visited the injured TMC party worker who has been admitted at a nursing home in Siliguri.

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