BREAKING NEWS: Bimal Gurung’s first TV interview after Seven Months – says, “We want to Live within India as proud Indians”

THE HIMALAYAN BEACON

NEW DELHI, 12 JANUARY 2018: Bimal Gurung, the President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) who had to go underground after being implicated in the Unlaw Arms Prevention Act (UAPA) and presently in New Delhi after receiving respite from the Supreme Court has appeared before the television screen after almost seven months. In an interview to ANI, Gurung said, “Our movement for the separate state of Gorkhaland is for the identity of the Gorkha people in India. The people of Bengal are our brothers and sisters like the rest of the fellow Indians. We do not have any enmity with the people of West Bengal. However, since our culture, our language, our costumes and traditions are different we want a state of our own.”

Gurung added, “What we are demanding (separate statehood) is under the Provisions of the Constitution. We do not want to separate from India, We want to live within India as proud Indians. We are part of India and we will remain part of India. We have been Indians since the inception of this great nation and we will remain Indians forever. We believe in the integrity of the nation and as such every drop of blood of the Gorkhas have bleed in the protection of the borders of this nation.”

Ultimately, Gurung said, “I have requested the Supreme Court to direct an independent investigating agency to look into the arrests of innocent Gorkhas during the 2017 agitation. I have full faith in the Constitution of this great nation and I am sure, Justice will be served.”

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