DARJEELING: Journalists were given access to the area where the purported armed clash between GJM cadres and Police took place. This was the first time that the media was allowed to venture to the area. The area in question is located in the banks of Little Rangeet below Lapchee Busty near Singla and Barnesbeg Tea Gardens. The area lies between the border of Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills.
The people of the area are totally dependent upon tea and have already had to face massive hardship due to the 104 days closure. There still is a heavy police presence in the area and strict vigil is being maintained.
Pravin Thami is the Chief Cameraman and the Coordinator Darjeeling Region for ‘The Himalayan Beacon’.