Bimal Gurung reminds people of 09 Apr 2008
Siliguri, 08 Apr:
Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president, Bimal Gurung, in a press release issued today from an undisclosed location, has reminded people of 09 April, 2008, a day he marks out as the ‘Black Day’ when ex-servicemen who were marching in support of the Gorkhaland demand were brutally lathicharged by West Bengal Police in Darjeeling.
The fugitive leader has further said that on 09 Apr, 2008, ‘democracy was crushed by West Bengal’.
“The inhuman treatment and humiliation meted out to our ex-servicemen by the West Bengal Government and its police will not be forgotten by Gorkhas living across the world,” the message reads.
Calling on everyone to stay alert and vigilant, Mr Gurung has further said, “In Bengal… none of the indigenous communities are safe. Only Rohingyas and illegal Bangladeshis are. The same tiger that seeks to devour me today will be waiting to make you its prey tomorrow.”
“I assure you all that the sacrifices made by our ex-servicemen won't go in vain, it may take us time, but Gorkhaland will be formed,” the message reads.