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    Weʼve raised £240 to Darjeeling & the surrounding areas have entered day 34 of indefinite strike. Normal life is paralysed. This is for their relief and support.

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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    Story

    Mirik, Darjeeling are the places we would visit almost every summer when we were kids. Known for its beauty, friendly people, charming weather, home of the famed Darjeeling tea - my list can go on.
    The people of the Hills are a part of West Bengal despite being different in appearance, language, culture, tradition, cuisine etc from the rest of the state.
    Though the struggle and history of the Gorkhaland movement is decades old, the agitation this time continues for over a month. Rightly said and felt, it is a sincere need and demand for our Homeland, our identity and progress.
    But among all this, as it inevitably happens, it is always the common man who bears the brunt of all the political rigmarole.
    My cousins have been sharing news of the total indefinite strike, army being deployed, firing going on, people not having access to food and basic necessities, schools closed, business losses, daily labourers suffering.
    This fundraising page has been created for the affected people, especially in the remote areas, who now have no way to earn money or even have a decent meal a day.
    We have heard news that the Bengal Government is adamant to quell down any sort of demand for a separate state of Gokhaland and the Central Government is being a silent spectator while the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) pledges that they will not give up this time on the local people's aspirations.
    With all this plainly laid out, nobody knows how long it will take for this burning issue to come to a halt - so please do donate so that food, water and the basic necessities reach the people in the affected towns, villages and other far flung remote areas.
    As I have previously said, donating here does not mean that you are supporting the Gorkhaland movement - it is for a humanitarian cause where we are helping the affected common people who need our help and support the most.
    Thank you for stopping by and for donating!

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    • Devikka Bantawa1 year ago
      Devikka Bantawa

      Devikka Bantawa

      1 year ago

      This Sunday, the 6th of August, this strike has entered day 53. Also, news about the Darjeeling ToyTrain, which might lose its World Heritage Site tag, it earned in 1999.

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    • Devikka Bantawa1 year ago
      Devikka Bantawa

      Devikka Bantawa

      1 year ago

      My cousin volunteering with the Darjeeling Initiative organisation in collecting and donating food and ration.

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    • Devikka Bantawa1 year ago
      Devikka Bantawa

      Devikka Bantawa

      1 year ago

      My cousin has asked me to share this video to give a glimpse of the ground reality in Darjeeling and surrounding areas. I am in no way associated with this video but my cousin is.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/6/2017 10:47 PM

    Supporters

    11

    • Deepti

      Deepti

      Oct 6, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anne Barron

      Anne Barron

      Aug 4, 2017

    • Elliot Sinclair

      Elliot Sinclair

      Jul 30, 2017

      Hey Devikka This isn't much but I hope it helps. All the best :)

      £10.00

    • Ishita Chakravorty

      Ishita Chakravorty

      Jul 29, 2017

      Good job !

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 29, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anurag Rai

      Anurag Rai

      Jul 29, 2017

      All the best

      £30.00

    • Kevin Rollo

      Kevin Rollo

      Jul 29, 2017

      A worthy cause Devikka well done 👏

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