NBS Times Report
Kurseong August 13: A respite of 4 days to the ongoing indefinite bandh and the ‘Janta curfew’ starting August 15 in the hills has confused the parents who had enrolled their wards in different schools this year. Following a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) diktat that directed all the outstation students to leave the hills before the indefinite bandh hit the hills since August 3, almost all boarding schools vacated their dormitories.
But now the latest development in the hills where an all party has decided to fight the last battle for Gorkhaland unitedly and the prime party vis-à-vis the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) not yet deciding on the future course of action after the 4 days respite, parents said they are in a dilemma whether to bring back their ward back to school during the breather. The school authorities equally are facing the same crises and are in a state where they cannot give any direction to the parents.
“Given the political turmoil in the hills I am clueless as to what should I do with my kid. After the 4 days breather if the agitation takes an aerial path it would be difficult for me. But again it is equally very true that my wards studies will be hampered in the long run,” said a parent on condition on anonymity.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) which has been spearheading a movement for Gorkhaland however said that the issue of schools and students would be discussed in an all party meet on August 16.