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More than 5,000 Gurkha activists surrendered their weapons in India's northeastern Bengal state, ending their two-year struggle for a separate state, government-owned television reported. The surrender took place in the city of Darjeeling, headquarters of the Gurkha National Liberation Front, to coincide with the anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the assassinated advocate of nonviolence who led India's quest for independence, Gurkha leader Subhas Ghisling said in a television news bulletin. At least 300 people have died since Ghisling's movement launched its bid for a separate state in 1986.

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