Hills Dictator Subhash Ghisingh, the founder of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), passed away on January 29’2015 at a hospital in New Delhi following prolonged illness. Ghising was a former Gorkha Rifles soldier and founded the GNLF in 1980.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other leaders mourned his death and offered condolence to the bereaved family.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Gorkhaland is a proposed state in India demanded by the people of Darjeeling hills and the people of Gorkha.
- Ghisingh led the GNLF to a violent movement for carving a separate Gorkhaland out of Bengal resulting in bloodbath in the Darjeeling Hills between 1986 and 1988.
- Till now two mass movements for Gorkhaland have taken place under the Gorkha National Liberation Front (1986–1988) and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (2007–till date).
- The demand for a separate administrative region has existed since 1907.