Oct. 18, 2020

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had invited the West Bengal government, the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for a tripartite meeting to “discuss issues related to Gorkhaland”.


  • Gorkhaland region consists of Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and other hilly districts of West Bengal.

  • The crisis in Gorkhaland has been brewing for many decades and the stems from language. The first demand for Gorkhaland was submitted in 1907 to Morley-Minto Reforms panel.

  • Since then from time to time the region has witnessed various violent protests for creation of separate state.

  • Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA): GTA is a semi-autonomous administrative body for the Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills in West Bengal, India. It was created by West Bengal Legislative Assembly by passing a bill in 2011.