Unaffected by monetary loss, shopkeepers stand firm on their demand of ‘Gorkhaland’

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Darjeeling (West Bengal), July 17 (ANI): The shopkeepers of Darjeeling are firm on their stand of a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’, despite suffering losses due to indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters. The shops in the town are closed since the strike and there have been no reports of the shopkeepers complaining about the loss they are facing due to the agitation. The trade in the region has been halted and the affect could be observed on the streets of the hill town. People in the region are finding it hard to access their daily necessities and there have been constant reports of violence in the hill town. Last week, the protestors had set the Railway Protection Force (RPF) office, a state-run library and a police outpost on fire.

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