It also sent a resolution to the GJAC, to dissolve the GTA settlement as soon as possible as it was against the aspirations of the people. In the latest meeting, organizational structure and expansion plans were formally set up by this People's group, which has now got an official name 'Jan Awaaz'.
The meeting, which was held on 14th September at International Conference Centre, YMCA, New Delhi has given a fresh outlook and a new model of people-led movement. Gorkhas, who attended the meeting felt that one of the most serious challenges facing the community was that of a lack of credible leadership.
Despite genuine support from the people, the leaders have not been able to work in the right step and fulfill people’s aspirations. It was highlighted that Gorkhaland statehood movement is not Hill-based or solely identity based, for it must garner support from all masses living under the proposed area of Gorkhaland. This includes several tribes and castes from Dooars region, communities of Sikhs, Bengalis, Tibetans, Marwaris and many others. It was discussed that identity must be sought also in the form of a political level on the national front. The Gorkha diaspora living from the foothills of Dehradun to the edges of Mizoram, must all be represented.
Given the present scenario, the group felt that it was time for a people’s movement rather than a party based or personality based movement. This is not for the first time that people from the region has been let down by politicians. The group also felt the need to organise the silent majority of committed, sincere but largely voiceless people.
The group reiterated that it shall work towards building a leadership , which is clean, educated, capable, and committed. The group formed now plans to work with like-minded groups and people across India and make it an All India People’s movement. The group has begun its Jan Awaaz, Delhi Chapter with vigorous fervour and is looking to rapid expansions to form such chapters all over the country.