This desire for freedom will constantly strengthen the demands for a state. A state might be formed in this way, but would the problems be solved? When the Pandora’s box of organized demands is finally opened in front of the state, how will the problem be solved? Would a state, A Gorkha Hill Council or a Lepcha Development Council provide ultimate solutions? Those who seek (or show others) the ultimate solutions in this way, might look at the previous instances of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh or Jharkhand. Are the people liberated there? The liberation of workers and the poor is a distant dream, but were even the aims of nationalist liberation achieved here?
Samik is a documentary filmmaker with Activist Canvas group, which made a documentary, 'Quest for Motherland', on the Gorkhaland movement. He is also an activist with the Chaaybagan Sangram Samity. Activist Canvas made two recent films, 'Nabolda Naboldai: Life in Margaret's Hope Tea Garden' and 'Chaai Garam' on the plight of tea garden workers.