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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Indefinite strike called in Darjeeling

Photo: View of Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling

On July 13th the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha party (GJM) called an indefinite strike in Darjeeling which will no doubt affect both tourism and tea production. The strike is to support GJM's demands for a separate state and more influence for the local Nepali speaking Gorkha community.

The Mountain Company will carefully monitor this situation before making a decision on how this will affect our post monsoon treks in Darjeeling and Sikkim.

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