IMPHAL, August 10: Various militant outfits operating in the entire North eastern region of India, as a mark of boycotting the “Independence Day” of India, has informed that a general strike would be imposed from 5:30 am of August 15 in the entire North eastern region.
A joint statement issued by the militant organizations call upon the people of the region to boycott and prevent the celebration, in any manner.
It said that essential services like medical, electricity, water supply, fire services and the press shall be exempted from the purview of the general strike.
The militant organizations contended that the Indian government is trying to lure the people and the freedom fighters as well in the name of peace talk to the so-called mainstream. It said “we have experienced futile promises of India Government in Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, etc. and present process of peace talk in Assam and Nagaland is nothing but dilly-delaying to our struggle of national self determination. Genuine freedom fighters cannot be lured by any prize and it is wrong deed to compromise our most valuable than any prizes and cannot be replace by anything. That is why people sacrifice his most valuable belongiong “life”for the nation. We are fighting against the colonial India for this obligation of National sovereignty and will be fighting for it till the end”.
It appeal the people of the NE region to be aware of the dirty ploys the Indian government is playing with and to rise to the occasion and make the boycott and general strike a complete success as was done before.
The militants outfits which have called a joint general strike on August 15 include the Hynnitrep National Liberation Council (HNLC),Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), National Liberation Front of Twipara (NLFT), 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 Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), United People`s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK).