Archive for June, 2008

Demand for Gorkhaland: What Is It and Why?

By Manoj Giri [The author, a teacher in Kurseong, is Vice President of Humanists’ Association]   The basic point about Gorkhaland is IDENTITY and NOT DEVELOPMENT. You should be very clear at the outset, that bringing in the talk of DEVELOPMENT in the way of IDENTITY is to DEVIATE from the core issue and to […]

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Demand for Gorkhaland

Let us not forget that demand for a separate state within a country is made for administrative purposes on the basis of cultural identity. We have seen it in Jharkhand, in Chhattisgarh. We have seen the making of Andhra Pradesh and of Maharashtra long ago. The demand is as per the constitutional rights of the […]

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