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Darjeeling tense, no fresh violence

Kolkata: The situation in Darjeeling remained tense today on the 39th day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown, though there was no fresh violence or arson anywhere in the hills.

The police and security forces patrolled the streets in the hills as shops, except pharmacy stores, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed.

The GJM held rallies in various parts of the hills in support of its demand for Gorkhaland.

In the morning, some political activists, dressed in traditional Nepali attire, took out rallies. They were heard shouting slogans in support of Gorkhaland.

Amid a severely hit food supply in the hills due to its ongoing shutdown, the GJM activists and NGOs of the hills were seen distributing food to the local people at many places.

—PTI