Official website of Bimal Gurung, founder president of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. Bimal Gurung founded the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on 7th October 2007 with the sole objective to attain a separate state of Gorkhaland to be carved out of three hill subdivisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and also the Terai region in the plains of Darjeeling district and Dooars region in Jalpaguri district of West Bengal.
The demand for Gorkhaland has been raised by the GJM to ensure political identity of the Indian Gorkhas residing not just in the Darjeeling Hills but also for those Gorkhas who are facing an identity
problem across India.
Even though almost all the political parties based from Darjeeling have been raising the statehood demand, the mass demand gained national importance only after Bimal Gurung started a democratic
The demand for a separate administrative-unit had been raised by the hill people as early as in 1901 and was renewed on various occasions; including a bloody 28-month long agitation in 1986 .......