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Unrest in West Bengal as Gorkhas agitate for separate state

A political storm is brewing in the tea-producing northern hill districts of India’s West Bengal state. Nepali-speaking Gorkhas, who form the majority in Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and neighboring regions, have revived calls for a separate state called Gorkhaland. The immediate cause of the stir, which began on Monday, was the state government’s decision to introduce […]