By- Correspondent | Date- August 12, 2011
The rebel outfits of North East India have been fighting or carrying out militancy activities in the region for several decades. However all outfits have been so far fighting with their capacity and self-styled propaganda. Many outfits have often been reported and found to fighting with each other.
However the differences of opinion and clashes between militant outfits of North East can now be a thing of the past. For the first time in the history of the region, as many as 12 militant outfits of the North East region have send a joint press release to boycott the Independence Day celebrations of August 15. This
The outfits which gave the call for Independence Day boycott are Hynnitrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak/Progressive (PREPAK – Pro), Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), United People’s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK) and the hardliner faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
The joint statement called upon the people of the region to boycott the Indian Independence Day and observe general strike from the midnight of August 14 to 5.30 pm of August 15. The statement however exempted all essential services such as medical, electricity, water supply, fire services and the from the purview of the strike.
The 12 outfits also voiced against the ongoing peace talks and alleged that the Government of India was trying to lure the people of the region and the freedom fighters in the name of peace talks. The statement said that they had seen fruitless promises from the Union Government of India in Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura already. The joint statement said that sovereignty cannot be replaced by anything else and vowed to fight against the “colonial rule of India to the end.
Mentionable that this joint statement has proved the recent media reports that the militants and armed outfits of the region are trying to joining hands to “fight against India”. Security forces in the region have been geared up as 15th August approaches.
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By academic Anirban is MTech of Computer Science & Technology.