Mamata Banerjee leaves for The Hague ; Darjeeling continues to boil
Before leaving for her three-day tour, Mamata appealed to everybody to maintain peace in the hills and said her ministers would monitor the Darjeeling situation and there is no need for anyone to worry, media reports said.
Three supporters of the GJM, spearheading an agitation in the hills for a separate state, were killed on Saturday as a huge crowd clashed with police.
The GJM claimed that they were killed in police firing, though police denied having opened fire.
Thirty-six policemen were injured on Saturday in clashes with the GJM supporters.
According to reports, the funeral of the three people will take place on Monday.
On Sunday, GJM supporters held a silent march in Darjeeling town carrying the bodies.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged people of Darjeeling to remain calm and peaceful.
Appealing for peace, the Union Minister tweeted:" I appeal to the people living in Darjeeling and nearby areas to remain calm and peaceful. Nobody should resort to violence."
He said violence cannot help in reaching any solution.
"In a democracy like India resorting to violence would never help in finding a solution. Every issue can be resolved through mutual dialogue," he said.