Blasts in Darjeeling, 2000+ Tourists Stranded, Army Deployed & All That’s Happening

Darjeeling gets terrified as it witnesses bomb blasts, vandalisation, protests and wrath of the GJM protesters with the local police. The Queen of Hills, Darjeeling in West Bengal is in a topsy-turvy situation as all it has now is broken pieces of public property, charred remains of government-owned vehicles set on fire by the protesters and a petrified lot of locals and tourists stranded bearing the brunt caused by a few miscreants.

Turning their vacations into a nightmare, tourists who mobbed the hills of Darjeeling while the entire nation bears the brunt of heat of the sun in the summer season are now regretting the choice they made to vacay with their families and loves ones in the hills of Darjeeling in West Bengal.

About the Darjeeling Bomb Blasts

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters led by the GJM President Bimal Gurung who has led the entire protest clashing against the West Bengal government in Darjeeling, is believed to have done the entire scenario due to his lost battle on the grounds of the state. Unleashing an act of violence in the serene hills of Darjeeling wherein public property was vandalised and set ablaze on fire by the protesters is an act of sheer disgust and disappointment.

The ruling party clearly states that “Without having any issue, the protesters are trying to create one by vandalising public property to create fear in the minds of people in Darjeeling.” Thronging the peaceful hills of Darjeeling to unwind themselves, tourists are now paying whopping amounts to cab drivers to make them escape the place.

Highlights of the Darjeeling Strife

  • Protesters of GJM Supporters vandalised public property and disrupted peace in Darjeeling
  • Two bomb blasts in Darjeeling strife, Army was deployed to restore harmony
  • 24 police, government and army vehicles destroyed and burnt leading to severe damages
  • 2000+ Tourists in total in Darjeeling hills out for vacations in summer season
  • Stranded tourists ran out of food and water for long hours in various areas of Darjeeling
  • Govt. has arranged buses and vans to provide free shuttle service for the stranded tourists
  • 26 tourists in the first and second bus fleeted 35 tourists from Darjeeling hills to Siliguri
  • 6 NSBTC and 20 Tata vans employed by the govt. to aid tourists for a safe passage from Darjeeling

Successively bomb blasts were witnessed by the Darjeeling hills inviting wrath of the government in disrupting the peace of the state as well as scaring away localites and tourists who were stranded between on the roads without food and water for long hours in fear and pain.

As Darjeeling burns, so does the hearts of many who watch ‘The Queen of Hills’ set ablaze by some unscrupulous elements of the society. No idea as to when majority innocent lives would stop paying for miscreant activities caused by a few handful lot of mindless beings !!!

Source: TOI

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