20th September :-

20th September, 2005 is the day of hunger Strike of G.C.P.A. in Cooch Behar. About 25 thousand People Participated in this hunger Strike on that day. People (though the initial estimate was of 20000 – 22000 people) About 2 luck participated in the said Hunger Strike on that day. Objectives of the Hunger Strikers were as (i) to form Caretaker Ministry of administration of the area of Greater Cooch Behar State which is recognized as a ‘C’ Category State in the Indian Constitution on adopted on 26th November, 1949 by the Govt. of India. (ii) to Stop the administration run by Govt. of West Bengal over the Greater Cooch Behar State consisting of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, South & North Dinajpur and Cooch Behar areas under Section 7/1 of Indian Independence Act, 1947. (iii) to form Greater Cooch Behar State comprising Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, South & North Dinajpur District of West Bengal and undivided Goalpara district of Assam. (iv) with holding of elections to legislative Assembly of West Bengal in Cooch Behar area.

But the West Bengal Govt. adopted Lathi Charge and firing over the innocent, Peaceful, unarmed Indian Citizens by the Police force. As a result a Police officer, two Constables and two G.C.P.A members were killed. It was worse than the Jalian Walabag massacre.



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