"The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will continue to exercise their freedom of expression, speech and will assemble peacefully to press for their demand for Gorkhaland. We will let the people know our plans on the 16th," he said.
The district magistrate office opened with the District magistrate and the other magistrates attending the office minus the employees. The scene in Kalimpong wore a deserted look with the beginning of 'Janata Curfew' today as masses preferred to remain indoors responding to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's call to defy West Bengal government's Saturday's 72-hour ultimatum to restore normalcy. Large numbers of security personnel have been deployed to contain any untoward situations.
Meanwhile North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb and Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee visited the Hills on Tuesday. Minister Deb visited the foothills and parts of Kurseong sub division including Garidhura, Dudhiya, Marionbarie Tea Estate and Rohini area. He met local residents.
Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee arrived in Darjeeling town held a meeting with administrative and Police top brass at the Richmond Hill Government Guest House. After an hour of meeting he departed for Siliguri. He did not talk to the media in Darjeeling.
Raids and arrests continued. In different raids on Monday night 30 people have been arrested from all over the Hills. The arrest includes GJM leader Manoj Tamang from Gorubathan in the Kalimpong sub division.