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Monday , 21 August 2017
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Mamata Banerjee calls for peace in Darjeeling as she heads abroad

West Bengal CM called for peace in Darjeeling where the shutdown enters the eighth day today as she left for The Hague to attend UN meet.

“We appeal to everybody to maintain harmony ” , Ms. Banerjee said.

She is on three day trip to The Hague .

“Here , duties have been evenly distributed to everybody. There is no need for anyone to worry ” she said .

The funeral of the three people killed in Saturday’s violence will take place today.

The protesters carried the bodies of the three men .

The Morcha claims the men were party , activists who had died in Saturday’s police firing.

Darjeeling has been largely calm since yesterday.

The parties in the region will meet tomorrow to discuss about future course of action.

The protests started after the West Bengal government announced that Bengali language will be made compulsory in schools.

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