Imphal, Aug 10,
Rebel groups Co-ordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of RPF, UNLF, PREPAK and PREPAK (Pro) and the United Liberation front of Asom – Independent ( ULFA –I) operating in North Eastern part of India has boycotted the country’s Independence day which falls on August 15.
A statement jointly released by the rebel group also called total shutdown with effect from 01:00AM to 06:30PM in the entire region of WESEA on the day. The statement said that they resist with liberation war when Sovereignty is being attacked to promote Indian empire, at the behest of the rulers who live on the spoils of an unjust war on peoples of WESEA (Western South East Asia).
“Indian colonial war causes insurmountable human toll. WESEA is, today, a battlefield where thousands of Indian occupational war bastion sexist. India deploys at least a million strength occupational force who are organized into various overt and covert organizations – Military, Para-military, Armed Police, Intelligence and Fifth Columnists. The oppressed peoples of WESEA could not enjoy respite from these criminals who enjoy impunity under Black laws – National Security Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Armed Forces Special Power Act, etc. These villains not only violate Geneva Convention (1949) in dealing with revolutionary army, but also unleash organized terrorism upon civilians – destruction of property, loot, extortion, rape, sodomy, custodial murder, forced disappearance, forced labour, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention of civilians, suppression of democratic voice and attack on civil right defenders. These lawbreakers pose the biggest threat to the humanity and basic human rights in WESEA” , the statement added.
It further added that Indian Colonial Rule in WESEA displays devilish policy of transplantation of millions of colonial settlers (i.e. instruments of Indianisation) to uproot indigenous people of their rights and cultural identities systematically.
On one hand, WESEA becomes a lucrative commodity market of Indian entrepreneurs and uprooted indigenous commodity production, it added.
the statement also stated that WESEA becomes a militarily protected economic zone of organized loot and legalized plunder. Indian colonial ruler’s fronts like NEEPCO, ONGC and many others are deliberately havocking and exploiting our natural resources and ecosystem resulting in ruination to WESEA region.
“In WESEA- suppression of UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Right), ICESCR (International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), underdevelopment and social inequality, Political subjugation, local Kleptocracy by puppet regimes, transplantation of colonial settlers, cultural onslaught, militarization and State terrorism, attack on professional human rights activists- all these are concurrent. All these exemplify the destructive trend of Indian colonial rule that came into existence since the collapse of British India in 1947. India subjugates, oppresses and exploits the peoples of WESEA. India is an obstruction to peace, security, democratic order, development and progress. India pursues in waging unjust war (genocide) and promotes its own version of colonial empire in Asian”, the statement added.