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The court also directed the state government to provide additional forces from its own resources in order to bring back normalcy in the hills.
The indefinite strike entered its 30th day and with that structures were burnt down by pro-Gorkhaland supports.
Speaking to the media, Banerjee appealed for restoration of peace in Darjeeling and said the state government was open for dialogue within the next 10-15 days.
Violent protests have erupted again after a policeman shot dead a Gorkhaland protestor.
Darjeeling Tea Association Chairman Binod Mohan has said the industry incurred a direct estimated loss of over Rs 150 crore due to the agitation.
Tashi Bhutia had been shot by the police in the early hours of the morning at Sonada area
Internet services and pharmacies have been closed down along with schools and colleges to support the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to be carried out in various parts to demand a separate Gorkhaland.
The indefinite shutdown has entered the 11th day, 12hours relaxation has been called, on account of Eid.
The relaxation however is only for Muslims who will be visiting mosque for prayers, shops and markets will be closed.
The GJM general secretary alleged that the GTA has been turned into a 'farce' by the West Bengal government.
Violence is the not the key to gain separate statehood, said the President of the NFNS.
With the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its annual production.
The GJM agitation in Darjeeling has come as a boon to the neighbouring state of Sikkim as tourists, who had planned to visit the Darjeeling Hills, are now turning to Sikkim.
While effigies of Mamata Banerjee were burnt in several areas of Darjeeling, no violence was reported.
Th zoo houses animals of 49 species most of the animals are endangered species, with the supply of food drying up, officaials are worried about food arrangement for the animals.