Web Exclusive: Darjeeling election security

West Bengal along with 11 other states went to the polls as India continued its nine-phase parliamentary elections.

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    West Bengal along with 11 other states went to the polls as India continued its nine-phase parliamentary elections amid tight security.

    Extra forces have been put in place in Darjeeling town, famous for its tea garden, where ethnic Gorkha people have been calling for a separate state.

    Puneet Yadav, District Magistrate, announced that more than 100 polling stations have been manned with armed security as the town, perched in the Himalayan foothills, went to polls.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Kumar reports from Darjeeling in this iPhone-shot report.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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