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NEW DELHI, 29 DECEMBER 2017: In what can be said to be a total contrast to the fanfare and festivity being organised in Darjeeling Hills, 200 cadres of Jan Andolan Party (JAP) who had left for New Delhi two days ago have all been taken into custody by the Delhi police. It may be noted that Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri, President Jan Andolan Party (JAP) had raised the call of “Chalo Delhi Sansad Ghernay Gorkhaland Key Leay” meaning “Let us go to Delhi to surround the Parliament for the demand for Gorkhaland”. And since the Union Parliament is in session the party wanted to raise the issue of the separate state of Gorkhaland at the National Capital and more so at the Union Parliament. 200 cadres mostly from the Yuva Ekai or the Youth Unit of the party had responded and left for New Delhi.
Today, the JAP cadres marched towards the Union Parliament raising slogans for the creation of the separate state of Gorkhaland. However, they were intercepted by the Delhi Police and arrested. As per present information, all the cadres are being held by the Delhi Police.