IMPHAL: The NSCN/GPRN and the United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) has jointly called for boycott of Independence Day celebration and to observe general strike.
The colonial Indian Independence day is not a day of freedom of our people but of bondage. Hence, we call upon our people not to take part in celebrating it voluntarily or under duress, the joint statement said while adding that any form of duress or force should be recorded if possible on an audio-video format and released through BitChute/New Tube sites.
We urge upon total shutdown of all commercial activities, administrative services and educational institutions between 12 midnight to 18:00 hours on 15 August 2020 except for most essential and emergency services, they stated.
The NSCN/GPRN and ULFA-I also called on the people to support this call whole heartedly and make this day a truly watershed one for our unique WeSEA identity.
The groups also stated that in this time of COVID -19 calamity, India made the same mistake and sent her soldiers in May 2020 to move into Chinese territory with another apparent forward push policy resulting in a hand to hand combat between the soldiers of the two countries.
It is incredible to see colonial India’s expansionism, but, we need to remind ourselves of the saying in India, “Wherever Hinduism has gone that is India”.
Stating that the people of North East should be addressed as Western South East Asia [WeSEA], they called on for united resolute in fulfilling our birth rights and restore our ancestral Nationhood outside the political entity.