Separatist Groups of North Bengal Seek New State from Lower Assam to Malda
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  • Telegraph reported that three separatist groups of north Bengal - the Greater Cooch Behar Democratic Party (GCBDP), the Kamtapuri People’s Party (KPP) and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), have agreed to support each other’s demands and launch a joint movement across the region to put pressure on the state government. While the KPP and the GCBDP want to carve out a separate state out of Bengal extending from lower Assam to Malda, the GJM’s proposal for Gorkhaland included the Darjeeling district, Terai and the Dooars leading right up to the Sankosh river near the Bengal-Assam border1.