Degrees of Separation

There’s more to the attack on Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subhas Ghising than meets the eye. The immediate suspects were members of the militant Gorkha Liberation Organisation (GLO), led by a former gnlf man, Chattray Subba. Subba, who broke away from the gnlf about a decade ago, had issued warnings to Ghising and given him till December 31 to withdraw his counsellors from the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC).

Ghising may have had a miraculous escape but what strategy he adopts to ward off the challenge to his leadership remains to be seen.