United struggle is the key to our future, Unite to overthrow Indian Colonial Rule, Sovereignty is our destiny, – these were the slogans in a joint statement of as many as 12 major Militant Outfits of North East India, who seems to have united now to fight their common enemy India. Even as 9 militant outfits from the region are expected to lay down arms on January 24, all these major outfits threatens to continue fighting.
By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 21, 2012
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. As many as 12 militant outfits of the North East region have now sent a joint press release to boycott the Republic Day celebrations of January 26.
The outfits which gave the call for Republic Day boycott are Coordination Committee (Cor Com) involving 7 Militant outfits of Manipur, Hynnewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), National Liberation Front Of Twipra (NLFT), Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF) and United Liberation Front Of Asom (ULFA).
In the joint press release sent to Times of Assam, The Assistant Information and Publicity Secretary of ULFA, Lt. Arunodoy Asom called upon the people of the region on behalf of all the above organizations to boycott the Indian Republic Day and observe general strike from night 1:00 AM to 5.30 PM of January 26. ‘During these hours, all trade and commercial activities, all forms of public entertainment and all kinds of public and private transportations must not operate in our region’, – the statement added. However all emergency and essential services, media and religious activities were exempted from the purview of the strike.
Mentionable that this joint statement by almost all major militant outfits of North East has proved the media reports that the and armed outfits of the region are trying to joining hands to fight against India collaboratively.