A meeting was held with the members, supporters and top-leaders of the Akhil Bhartiye Aadivasi Vikas Parishad Terai-Dooars in Siliguri’s State Guest House.
After the meeting, the President of the association, Birsa Tirkey said, “ABAVP will never support the demand for Gorkhaland. We have been against the movement ever since the GTA demanded the 394 mouzas of Terai and Dooars.”
“Before this, I had told the former judge of High Court, Shyamlal Sen and the formed committee that we will not be giving even an inch of Dooars,” Tirkey added.
Tirkey stated that if the Gorkhaland movement gets violent in the area, then the association will be responding with a fit reply.
“If any tribal community is harmed during the agitation, it will not be tolerated,” he said.