Food crisis looms large in Darjeeling hills after GJM strike enters day 11

In West Bengal, the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered its 11th day today. People wearing the traditional Gorkha attire marched through the streets of Darjeeling yesteray in support of Gorkhaland.

Internet services remained suspended and local cable channels remained blocked in certain parts of the hills. West Bengal Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mallick said there is a food crisis in Darjeeling as trucks carrying food and vegetables are not being allowed to enter the hills.

Meanwhile, Gorkhas in Arunachal Pradesh brought out a rally at Itanagar yesterday evening in support of the ongoing movement in Darjeeling hills for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state.

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