ULFA (I) returns to customary Independence Day bandh call: Is Peace-Talks at stake again?

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They have been opposed to the Independence Day celebration in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, and Meghalaya.
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ULFA (I) returns to customary Independence Day bandh: Is Peace-Talks at stake again?
ULFA (I) returns to customary Independence Day bandh: Is Peace-Talks at stake again?

Guwahati: The United Liberation Front of Asom- Independent (ULFA-I) led by Paresh Baruah has returned to its customary boycott call on the occasion of Independence Day.

The banned outfit has called for the bandh from midnight of August 14 till 6 pm on August 15.

Last year, the outfit for the first time in 40 years, had decided not to call for a boycott on Independence Day. However, it objected to the celebration.

On Saturday, in a joint statement by ULFA-I, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) GPRN said, emergency services, media, and religious activities would be relaxed from the purview of the bandh.

They have been opposed to the Independence Day celebration in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, and Meghalaya.

“We urge all political, non-political, and national parties and the people of Assam and Nagaland as well as Manipur, Tripura, and Meghalaya at all levels to not participate in all forms of fake ‘Independence Day’ activities and refrain from celebrating it at the individual level”, said the statement.

“After 75 years of so-called independence, the Indigenous are suffering from debt, GST, soaring prices of essential commodities, and a hundred other problems”, official added.

Last year on May 15, ULFA (I) announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months after Sarma took charge as the chief minister of the state and called the outfit to come forward for talks. The outfit has been extending the ceasefire every three months since then but there has been no announcement regarding negotiations with the banned organisation.

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