Gangtok, 30 Jul:

Gangtok today joined the ‘Global Gorkhaland Unity March’ in the support of the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. Similarly marches were coordinated across the globe today wherever Gorkhas are residing, and in Gangtok, the initiative was coordinated by Ganatantrik Janandolan Samarthan Samiti.

The march started off from Titanic Park to Hospital Dara and concluded at the Fish Pond area near Paljor Stadium.

Representatives of different political parties and social organisations and lay Gorkhaland supporters joined the march carrying placards and banners of support.

Also today in Gangtok, a procession on the same theme was taken out by the Sikkim branch of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha from 5th Mile and walked along NH-10 and concluded at Zero Point.

Later in the evening, Sikkim University students took out a unity march from Titanic Park to Bhanu Park.

Similar marches were taken out at other parts of the State as well in the support of the Gorkhaland demand.