"We are closely monitoring the situation in Darjeeling. We are in touch with the state government officials. If necessary, we are ready to offer all assistance," a Home Ministry official said.
As their indefinite shutdown entered its second day today, protesters demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland threw stones at police in various parts of Darjeeling as they were stopped from enforcing their shutdown in many government offices.
The GJM, which controls the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration or GTA, has called a shutdown of all state and GTA offices to press its demand for creation of a separate state.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.