Tripura banned militants outfit, NLFT called dawn to dusk bandh on ‘Maha Dashami’
Agartala: The banned militants outfit, National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) has called for a total shutdown on October 15 next from 6 AM to 6 PM.
The banned militants outfit called dawn to dusk shutdown on the day of the auspicious occasion of ‘Maha Dashami’ across the state to denounce the alleged forceful merger of Manipur and Twipra (Tripura) with the Indian Union on October 15, 1949.
In a press communiqué, NLFT president H Uastwng Borok informed that the Tripura was compelled to merge with the fledgling Indian Union, a confederation forged out of a ‘mere geographical expression’ by swallowing up forcefully around 600 culturally and ethnically heterogeneous princely states.
Borok alleged “Our leaders of those days were, on the one hand, duped by sweet slogans like Ahimsa, Satyagraha, Ram Rajya etc and on the other hand, intimidated by the formidable Indian Army, to succumb to machiavellianism-twisting and sign extremely unfair treaties to join India”.
“Our own people were also equally gullible and naive to accept the merger without any palpable grudge. But just after the merger, Indian machinations started to strangulate us,” he charged.
The slogan of ‘one Nation, one language, one religion, one identity, one law, one party, one leader’ is at the top of the National agenda, the outfit claimed.
Emergency and essential services will be exempted from the purview of the shutdown, the statement added.