The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) stated that the Indefinite strike in Darjeeling Hills has been suspended from Wednesday morning in response to an appeal by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The indefinite shutdown by the GJM in support of their demand of separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 104th day on Tuesday. It had begun on 15 June.
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Bimal Gurung had urged Hill residents to resume transport services, reopen shops and schools and colleges. It had earlier been reported that all parties of Darjeeling Hills had pledged to continue with the indefinite shutdown on till a separate Gorkhaland state was achieved.
In view of normalcy returning to Darjeeling Hills, the state administration had decided to lift the restrictions on use on internet services, which was imposed on 18 June.