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Kurseong youth leader Gunjan Rana allegedly kidnapped by TMC cadres from NBU

Gunjan Rana allegedly kidnapped by TMC
The North Bengal University Rural Development Department student Gunjan Rana was allegedly kidnapped following which the Independent Student Consolidation members had lodged FIR at Matigara police station.

Members of the Independent Student Consolidation on Friday sat in ‘Dharna’ demanding the immediate inquiry of the kidnapping case.

“TMCP leaders and the supporters visit the hostel everyday and threaten the student for bloodshed if we do not support their party in the election. After this, students are insecure,” Independent Student Consolidation leader Thendup Lama said.

Relating to the event we got this message from one of our reader, Robina Rai and we are producing it as it is...

"Gunjan Rana, student of University of North Bengal was abducted yesterday night by Trinamool Congress goons.

He is presumably being threatened to withdraw his nomination that he filed as a candidate from Independent Students' Consolidation. The Students Union election over there is on 9th of this month.

Gunjan is an enthusiastic activist of Krantikari Naujawan Sabha (KNS), raising his voice hand in hand with fellow comrades and all other progressive voices in the society, a regular article writer and activist of Laali Guraas, the Nepali magazine dedicated to the cause of 'Naya Jeewan, Naya Sangharsh, Naya Samaj', a street theatre activist of Street Play Group 'Drishyasamuha' that went on performing several times in the tea gardens of Darjeeling Hills-Terai-Dooars supporting the ongoing Tea Workers' movement for the implementation of Minimum Wage in tea gardens.

Gunjan, is a passionate photographer and video activist too, who worked tirelessly for the documentary film Chaay Garam, which was made to support the cause of the tea workers.

It is quiet natural that he and other like minded students in the campus would hold high the banner of 'Independent Students' Movement' and go ahead with other progressive organisations and individuals to form some independent students' consolidation, ‪#‎Hokkolorob‬ was something that enhanced the aspiration.

However, this incident again proved that ruling parties, whatever be the colour, know the language of muscle power only. Shame with the mockery of 'Democracy'. Uphold the banner of relentless struggle.

Raise your voice against this heinous, cowardly act of the ruling party and stand in solidarity with the causes of independent students voice, struggle of the toiling masses, oppressed identities and progressive cultural activists thriving for social change."

We hope that Gunjan is safe, and request the authorities to look into this allegation immediately.

[In Pic: Gunajan Rana]
The Darjeeling Chronicle

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