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More rebels boycott India’s Independence Day; calls general strike in WESEA

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Imphal, Aug 12: Four more  rebel groups operating the region have boycotted India’s Independence Day. Co-ordination committee (CORCOM), Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), United Liberation Front Of Assam (ULFA) and United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA) in a  joint statement called upon the entire peoples of WESEA Region to BOYCOTT and prevent the imposed celebration, in any
manner, of India’s Independence Day in the region on 15 August 2017.
The four rebel groups also called general strike in North East India from 01:00 AM to 06:30 PM.
“This year, India under the premiership of Mr. Narendra Modi who boasted that he confronts the world “Eye to Eye”, is getting ready for the 70th Independence Day Celebration with a grand display of its’ military power and hardware, perhaps attempting to outdo the Chinese PLA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration on 30 July 2017
which was indeed very impressive. Or Perhaps, it is also a sign of nervousness or apprehension of the Indian government at the border fracas at Drok La or Drong Lam, the tri junction of our close international border with China; and hence to hide the
same”, the statement said.
The statement further added that India’s policy towards neighbour China is now wide open as the facts of the Drong Lam (Drok La) impasse is vivisected by the experts exposing her weakness and helplessness of the situation to the full view of the world to see. And in the occupied WESEA region bordering China, especially in Assam and Manipur, the Indian administration is celebrating the event with an unprecedented 3 to 5 days fanfare with road shows, motor cycle rallies etc. called Tiranga rally to colour-coat our people with Indian nationalism, it added.
The celebration of the Indian Independence Day behind security cordon, herding people and school children with coercion into the parade grounds no doubt will be repeated again this year, the statement added.
The statement further said that during the protest hours of 01:00 AM to 06:30 PM the rebel group called  total shutdown of educational institutions and other training facilities, shops, business establishments, factories and all forms of transport. However all the emergency services including media and religious activities will remain as usual, the statement added.

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