Supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha group burn an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Photo: AFP

Hills on fire, what’s brewing in Darjeeling?

The Gurkhas revive a decades-old demand for a state of their own within the borders of eastern India, this time with greater national and global sympathy for their cause

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Supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha group burn an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Photo: AFP
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Yonden Lhatoo

Yonden Lhatoo

Yonden Lhatoo is the Chief News Editor at the Post. He had worked as a television news anchor and editor in Hong Kong for nearly two decades before joining the SCMP in 2015.