Mizo Gorkhas support GorkhalandBy IANS
Monday, December 21, 2009
AIZAWL - Members of the Gorkha community in Mizoram Monday staged a day-long sit-in here in support of a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of West Bengal.
“The demonstration was organised to express our solidarity with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) who want a Gorkhaland state in Darjeeling,” said a statement from the Mizoram Gorkha Front (MGF).
The demonstration was held on a day when tripartite talks were held in Darjeeling Monday between the central and West Bengal governments and the GJM.
“Gorkhaland is the only solution to protect the identity and life and culture of the Gorkha community in India,” the MGF said. Mizoram is home to many Gorkhas.